Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Digital Library

Use your Birmingham library card to access our electronic services


Online Catalogue including Your Personal Record.

OverDrive download ebooks

eBooks to download to your home computer, tablet, e-reader or mobile phone.


eAudiobooks to download to your home computer, iPod, MP3 player and many other portable devices.

Free access to online resources

Use subscription websites which we pay for on your behalf - including Ancestry, Oxford Reference, newspaper databases, Searchmuze for recorded music and much more. Many of these are available at home too - Websites at home

Theory Test Pro

Prepare for the Driving Theory Test


Prepare for the Life in the UK Citizenship test

Public Library Online

Welcome to the Public Library Online

Public Library Online (a division of Bloomsbury Publishing) offers access to a dynamic range of fiction and non-fiction titles, from a range of renowned publishers. Access the books using any internet enabled device in the library, whilst you’re on the move, or from the comfort of your own home.

Public Library Online have made two of their bookshelves available to Birmingham Library members

  • Ten of Shakespeare's best-known plays in the Arden Edition with notes and criticism
  • Our Environment - eleven titles on this important topic

Please note - these titles cannot be downloaded, but can be read online.


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