Online resources

Accessing our online resources

Please find a current list of Walsall Libraries online resources. Two symbols have been used to identify whether they can be accessed within a Walsall library only or remotely from home or work. library-trianglemeans that this online resource can only be used within a Walsall Library. library-circlemeans that this online resource is available within the library and also to library  members remotely from home or work by using their library card details. If you have difficulty this maybe the security setting of your computer.

Access to Research library-triangle

Access to Research gives free access to over 10million academic articles. You can now access many of the world’s best academic papers, from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free.

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Ancestry Library Edition   library-triangle

Information to help you with searching for family history


Business information – COBRA (Complete business reference adviser) library-triangle

Provides access to a wide range of business information for small and start-up businesses Username and password needed – ask staff for details

Business information – Walsall Libraries Start Up Resource Centre

Green Circle

Practical information for your business. Learn about business planning, running a business and more.

Company information – Experian Market IQ library-triangle

Information on company accounts, activities, ownership and management for over 1.9 million UK companies and summary information for smaller businesses Access from Walsall Central Library Username and password needed – ask staff for details View Experian Market IQ

E-Comics and Graphic Novels

Find out about our collection of E-comics/graphic novels through Comics Plus. If you already have a Zinio (e-magazines) account you can use the same log in details. If not, follow the guidance on our e-books and e- audiobooks pages

Britannica library

Encyclopedia Britannicalibrary-triangle

Encyclopedia Britannica library-circle

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Go Citizen library-circle

Online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test

Medical database – Specialist Info library-triangle

Providing a range of information on medical issues including hospitals, consultants and GP’s. Username and password needed – ask staff for details.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography library-circle

National Dictionary of National Biography, 50,000 biographies of people who shaped history For remote access only -please add the prefix WAL to your library card number e.g. x01234567899 will become walx01234567899

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Oxford English Dictionary library-circle

The definitive record of the English language For remote access only -please add the prefix WAL to your library card number e.g. x01234567899 will become walx01234567899

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Oxford Reference Online library-circle

Online access to the world’s most trusted reference collection From remote access points please add the prefix WAL to your library card number. Therefore x01234567899 will become walx01234567899


Postcodes online library-triangle

Find any postcode or address within the UK Username and password needed – ask staff for details

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Theory Test Pro library-circle

Practice your driving theory test online


Which? Extra library-triangle

Up to date Which? reports, as well as a two year archive. Laptops and TV reviews plus more household consumer items. Only available in library which receive the Which? reports. Username and password needed – ask staff for details.