Dudley Libraries are spread across the borough and provide a service which is open and accessible to all.
If you have any comments, complaints or would like to compliment us, use our online feedback form.
Below are some questions and answers all about the library service.
How do I join?
It’s easy and free to join the library and can be done online or by visiting your nearest library. Full details as well as visual guides can be found on the borrowing and joining page. Once you have a library ticket and PIN number you can make use of the online service at home.
What can I borrow?
There are a range of services that customers of Dudley Libraries can take advantage of, for example you can take out a book, CD, DVD, or try a Playaway. You can also take out other materials such as bag-books or reminiscence packs. Our book page, and music and film page provides more information. Dudley libraries also have a range of leaflets from tourist information to benefits and health, and also subscribe to a range of Journals and magazines for adults and children. There is some
How many items can I borrow?
The terms and conditions on our policies page will tell you.
How can I renew my books?
Using your library card and PIN, you can renew your books online any time of the day. There is a visual guide to the online procedure on the borrowing and joining page. You can also contact your library and they will be pleased to help.
Do Libraries have other facilities?
Libraries have facilities such as room hire, fax, and photocopying for which fees and charges apply. We also offer free internet access (including wi-fi in all libraries).
Do you hold any events?
Yes we do. Have a look at our events page.
What can the library offer children, young people, families and carers?
We have one-off as well as regular events for children such as rattle and rhyme and chatterbooks. Visit the Children and Young People's page to find out more. There is also a parents and carers page that you may find useful.
Can I use Computers? Do you run computer classes?
Yes you can use computers free of charge and can be used on the day or booked in advance. They offer internet access as well as some office applications. Computer classes also take place at some libraries.
Do you have wireless (wifi) internet access?
Yes we do at main and branch libraries. Full details can be found on our WI-FI page.
I am tracing my family history. How can you help?
Our staff can point you to suitable resources that can help you. You can get FREE access to ancestry.com which provides access to many historical records. Access is available on our Public PCs and you will need to be a member of Dudley Library to make use of them. See our computer page for details of our computer facilities and also download a free copy of our Ancestry Training Pack to get you started in using ancestry.com.
Can I donate items to the library?
Yes. Please see our books page to read the guidelines about donating items.