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The Middlesbrough Digital Library offers free access to downloadable eBooks and audiobooks 24/7. As well as accessing the Digital Library via your home computer, you can also use Android phones, iPhones, iPads and other devices.

Registered users of Middlesbrough Libraries can borrow up to four items for 21 days free of charge. Library fines are a thing of the past with eBooks, as the titles will automatically expire after 21 days.

Browse the Middlesbrough Digital Library catalogue now

Extensive help and guidance on using the Digital Library is available:

eLibrary services

  • Ancestry Library Edition - Billions of records to help you research your family history.
  • Access to Research - Access to over 8,000 journals, covering subjects including art, business, history, politics, and mathematics.
  • COBRA - Access COBRA business database directly at Middlesbrough Central Library.
  • Find My Past - Billions of records to help you research your family history.
  • GoCitizen - This site allows users to prepare for the citizenship test by revising topics before carrying out a practice test.
  • Online parenting course for parents - A course for parents and carers of all ages.
  • Theory Test Pro - Try the driving theory test online, including hazard perception tests.
  • Universal Skills - Guides covering all areas of job skills, Universal Jobmatch and Universal Credit, plus a full introduction to computer basics.
  • World War One Centenary Archive - Explore official government documents relating to WW1.
  • WorldCat - Search the world's libraries - Search over 10,000 libraries worldwide holding over 2 billion items.