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Free access to online resources

These resources can be accessed using your Library Card. Need a Library card? Join the Library either online or by visiting any library

Please note: Ancestry, Access to Research and The British Newspaper Archive can only be accessed inside Libraries and can not be accessed from home.

Download thousands of Audio Books! Full help instructions are included within the website.

Pass your theory test first time! Includes (licensed from the DSA), the full bank of official questions, Highway Code and hazard perception clips.

GoCitizen is an online study resource licensed from the Home Office for anyone preparing for the Life in the UK test.

A great resource to discover new authors!

We now offer ebooks. This service is only available on your home computer and can not be used on public library computers.

You will need to create an account on the Zinio website. You can read the help guide to get started on the Zinio help page.

The Complete Business Reference Adviser. A comprehensive and continually updated encyclopedia and reference resource.

An encyclopedia designed for children aged 5-11 years. Britannica Junior has accessible information on a wide range of topics and includes pictures and sound. Articles can be printed out to help with homework projects.

A reference designed for secondary school students, but useful for everyone. Provides access to more than 15,000 encyclopedia articles that are lively and fun to read.

Gives a wide range of information from a reliable and authoritative source. The in-depth coverage provides the full text of over 75,000 articles and news headlines. Vivid graphics and sound bring many of the articles to life.

Only available when using a Dudley Libraries/Archives PC. Explore over 200 years of history! Important: all users must register on the site. Click on the 'register button' at the top of the main page and enter your details to unlock access to the full site. You will also be able to save your searches and bookmark pages.

  • - Only available when using a Dudley Libraries/Archives PC.
  • - Contains the most comprehensive collection of UK, US and international historical records available in one database.
  • - Most comprehensive online genealogical database available.
  • - Over 4 billion names in over 4000 collections.

Only available within Libraries. Access to Research gives free, walk-in access to over 15million academic articles. Students and independent researchers can access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free.