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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.

Get online week

Get Online week: 17 to 23 October

Do you know someone who wants to know more about using the internet, online shopping, staying healthy and more? We have a range of 'Learn my Way' workshops on offer at Libraries, as well as bookable sessions at a time, date and location to suit you. Find out more.

National Stress awareness day

November 2nd is Stress Awareness day. Stress can have a negative impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. Have a go at some art therapy, or hand massage!  Find out more.

What do children and young people think of libraries?

Dudley Libraries will be asking children and young people to complete a questionnaire between 17th – 30th October  that asks them what they think of the service that libraries provide for them. Parents / carers will complete the form for children aged 0-7 years and if older children are unable to complete a questionnaire themselves, their parent / carers or library staff can help them. It is hoped that the library service will find out how children and young people currently use libraries and their satisfaction with core services and with the library overall. For further details contact Lynda Wattis on 01384 812829 or by email.

Award for 'Business Starts Here'.

Business Starts Here, a Dudley Libraries initiative, has been given a ‘highly commended’ award for best small business friendly programme or campaign at the 2016 FSB Local Authority Small Business Friendly Awards for Staffordshire and the West Midlands.
Business Starts Here is a hub within Dudley Library that can direct people towards the free support, information and facilities that can help turn their idea into a fully fledged business.
More information about the commended service can be found on our webpage.

Reading Well books: research.

Have you borrowed a Reading Well self-help book? If so please take part in a study about the scheme undertaken by Exeter University. You can complete a short anonymous questionnaire – either by post, telephone or online. 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.


Our anti-bullying page has useful help for children and young people, as well as for parents and carers. 

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