Libraries and archives

Libraries and archives

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Coronavirus: library information

Information on what libraries are open and what services are available.

Join the library

Find out how to join the library online

Find a library

Search for your closest library, find out the opening times and the services available

Borrow, renew or reserve items from the library

Find out how to borrow, renew and reserve items, and what the library charges are.

Library catalogue

Magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, art and drama.

eBooks and eAudio

Find out how to use our eBook and eAudiobook service.

Library online resources

Resources to learn English, practice your driving theory test or educate yourself in the best of classical music.

Online newspapers and magazines

Find out how to access free digital versions of 7,000 UK and international newspapers and magazines, as well as 1000s of graphic novels and comics.

Local and family history

Find out how to get access Ancestry and Find my Past.

Services for children and young people

Find out about online activities we are offering while our libraries are closed

Central Library

Reference library, exhibitions, business resources, activities and events, services for disabled people.

Archives and local history

Resources to help you find information on local history and family history.

Ask to hold your own event or activity at a library

What to do if you want to hold an event or activity at one of our libraries.

Help create your future library service

Find out about our ideas events and how you can tell us your suggestions.

Libraries' extended access

Self-service access to a library during unstaffed times, how you can get it and the times it’s available.