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Take advantage of free services for tablets and laptops at Solihull’s libraries

Solihull residents who were given a tablet or laptop this Christmas can take advantage of a number of free services available at Solihull’s libraries.

Full colour copies of e-magazines can be downloaded using the RBDigital service, and there’s no return date on them. This includes a choice of 70 titles, ranging from New Scientist to Cosmopolitan, Radio Times to Hello, or Auto Express to the Economist.

Residents who wish to keep up with current events can view many of the UK national daily and Sunday papers on Library PressDisplay, including the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Mail and Independent, along with local papers such as the Birmingham Mail and Solihull News.

Ebooks can also be borrowed from Solihull libraries for up to 3 weeks. These books automatically expire, so there’s no need to worry about fines. The range includes novels, biographies and true stories, children’s books and more.

Over 7000 worldwide titles in more than 60 languages are available for residents interested in keeping up with their origins or practicing language skills. Magazines are also included, all accessible for up to 90 days, even featuring the crosswords!

The Virtual Reference Library also has some great resources, such as Theory Test Pro for learner drivers, the Oxford English Dictionary and much more.

All Solihull libraries have free Wi-Fi that can be used without a library card to access all these resources, including the family history websites Ancestry and Find My Past.

Access all these resources via the website www.solihull.gov.uk/247library

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