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Welcome To Dudley Libraries Online

Dudley Public Library Service is committed to providing a service which is open and accessible to all.

We have libraries spread across the Borough, a home library service for residents unable to get to a library for themselves, as well as a Archives and Local History service. We offer a range of services which includes free wi-fi internet at all libraries.

Summer reading challenge 2017

Summer Reading Challenge

The theme for our annual reading challenge is 'Animal Agents'. Visit your Library to take part in the challenge, and find out about activities planned to keep families occupied throughout the Summer. Find out more.

Mario Kart race day

Join us for two hours of competitive gaming for children 7+.  The cost is only £3.50 payable in advance at any Library.  The event takes place at Halesowen Library on Saturday 2nd September from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.  Book a place. Book a place.

Author event: Natalie Haynes

Natalie is the author of 'Children of Jocasta', and is a writer for the Guardian, and the Independent. The event takes place at Kingswinford Library, Thursday 7th September- 6.30pm. Tickets are £2. Email us to book a place or call 01384 812740, or see our events page for more information. 

Planning Maps

Need a map printed for a planning application? We can print them for you at the Archives & Local History Centre, Dudley Library, Halesowen Library or Stourbridge Library. Find out more.

British Newspaper Archive

Now available for free access on all public access PCs at Libraries and Archives. The British Newspaper Archive covers an incredibly broad range of subjects from a wide period of time. You'll find reports about events in the local area alongside stories of national and global importance. All human life is covered here, from the affairs of politics, war and the economy right through to contemporary fashions, jokes and cartoons.

Download ebooks and audiobooks

Download Ebooks and audiobooks!

We now offer ebooks as well as downloadable talking books with a  range of fiction and non-fiction titles on offer.

For full details see our ebooks page or our talking books page. 

Email Newsletter

If you would like to be informed about library news and events, why not sign up to the Library Newsletter?  Subscribe Now.

Cobra online

Cobra: Complete Business Reference Adviser

Free access is now available to this extensive business reference resource. Start-up guides, finance schemes, fact sheets and much much more! Available via our online resources.

Novel Girl in the Red Coat

Review of the Month

Our review this month is for "The Girl in the Red Coat" by Kate Hamer, and was submitted by one of our customers. 

"Really loved this book from start to finish, couldn't put it down. Having said that it is a book to read in big chunks and doesn't seem to work if you dip into it. Once I started reading it I got totally immersed in the lives of Beth and Carmel their characters were well developed and believable. One of those books that you can't wait to find out what happens in the end but don't want it to finish".

Do you agree? Read more reviews and add your own book reviews by visiting the online catalogue.