Libraries e-Library

Please be aware that there are no age restrictions on e-Books/audio and all available titles are searchable and borrowable on all adult and junior tickets.

e-Books and audiobooks

This service is provided by Cloud Library and can be accessed through a browser or app, available from your device’s app store.

You will need your library card number and PIN to access this service.

Support (including device compatibility)

App user guide

Video how-to

e-Newspapers and magazines

This service is provided by PressReader and gives access to over 2000 newspapers and magazines, including most of the UK national papers.

To access this service you will need to select ‘Library or Group’ sign in, choose Shropshire Libraries from the list, and then enter your library card number and PIN.

Free access expires every 30 days but can be refreshed simply by logging out and then in again.

Shropshire Community Directory

Shropshire Community Directory is your local gateway to up-to-date information on over 3000 community groups, clubs, societies, support and self-help groups.

Online Reference - available in branch only

The following are free to use in library branches. Where sign in is required, this will be your library card number and PIN.

Access to Research

Free access to over 30 million academic articles from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free. You can view which articles and journals are available from home, but for access to the full text please visit a library branch. Printing facilities are available in all libraries, chargeable at the current rate. Find out more about your local library, including opening times.

British Newspaper Archive

Access to over 1 million fully searchable pages, including Salopian Journal and Shrewsbury Chronicle. You can create your own account now but to receive unlimited free access please sign in at a library.

Ancestry family history

Search your family history using Ancestry’s selection of UK censuses, parish records and many other national and international databases. This resource can be accessed free in your local library, via the public computers in all libraries or via the library Wi-Fi network where available.

Find my past

Free online access to some collections including Shropshire records is available through the public computers in libraries. Other records may require a paid for subscription.

Which Online

Test reports and best buy recommendations for goods and services. (Available in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch Libraries – please ask a member of staff for access)