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Digital Library

Welcome to the Digital Library

Worcestershire library members have free access to a range of subscription only eResources and online information. Some resources are accessible only in library buildings, others are available from home using your library card number and pin.

eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines are available to library members who are Worcestershire residents.

If you are not a member you can join the library.

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For eBooks and eAudiobooks download the BorrowBox app. Borrow up to 4 eBooks and 4 eAudiobooks at any one time, reserve popular titles, download BorrowBox Unlimited titles without the wait and create your own reading wish list.

BorrowBox is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices – visit the BorrowBox website (opens in a new window) for applicable links to your digital device.

If you wish to access BorrowBox via your PC simply register and browse (opens in a new window).

Download the BorrowBox user guide


Video: How to use BorrowBox



For eMagazines download the RBdigital app. From New Scientist to Hello, Mother & Baby to Gardeners World, download current and back-issues of popular favourites.

Available for Apple, Android and Amazon devices – below are the applicable links:

Download the RBdigital user guide

If you wish to access rbdigital via your PC simply register and enjoy (opens in a new window)

Video: How to use RBdigital

Online resources free with your library membership

Accessible from home or in a library


Ancestry Library Edition

The genealogy resource is a great place to research your family history and access billions of records from census data, directories, photographs and family trees.

Ancestry Library Edition is currently accessible from home until 31 March 2021.

To access Ancestry Library Edition from home:

To access Ancestry Library Edition from a library computer:


Credo Reference

An online non-fiction library available at the touch of a button! The ideal e-resource to support home-learning for students of all ages. A gateway to a wide range of trusted reference and research sources including 1300+ encyclopaedias and non-fiction titles, 500,000 images, 1900+ videos and animations.

  • Access Credo using your library membership details
  • Watch an online tutorial specifically aimed at parents supporting students at home during school closures.


COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser)

Library members can access COBRA from home whilst libraries are closed.

An online business reference library, containing factsheets, contacts, key market issues and trends, sources of funding and support to help entrepreneurs plus hundreds of practical guides to starting up more than 350 different types of business.

  • Simply visit COBRA and enter your library membership number in the login box to explore today.




A powerful reference system compiling a wealth of research databases, e-journals and information including Green FILE (Environment & Conservation), LISTA (Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts and Teacher Reference Centre (Education)

Please note you will need to input the capital letter R before your library number. For example R12345678.


Oxford University Press

To access the OUP resources simply click on the links below and input WOR followed by your library card number (for example WOR12345678):

  • Oxford English Dictionary - an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of over 600,000 words – past and present.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of 56,000 men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past, from the 4th Century BC (not including people still living).
  • Oxford Reference Online provides fast access to information on ever subject from Art to Zoology using over 175 different reference works in one database.


The Times Digital Archive 1785-2014

A highly regarded online resources of over 12 million news articles provided by The Times over the last 200 years, since its creation in 1785.

Please note you will need to input the capital letter R before your library number. For example R12345678.

Accessible in library buildings


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Access to Research

Free, walk-in 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.

Note: This resource can only be accessed at your local library.

You will need your library card and pin number.



The online research tool for trusted product reviews and recommendations.

Note: This resource can only be accessed at your local library.

Please speak with a member of library staff to access.