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Why join?

Libraries have always been great places to go. They are free, safe and impartial spaces, where everyone is welcome.

We have many roles for volunteers to work with us, making a difference to their local communities.

How do I join?

The quickest and easiest way is to apply onine.

Alternatively you can apply in the library by going to the main desk.

What's provided?

Each of our libraries provides the following services:

Reading

  • Free books, eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudio
  • Free space and support for reading groups
  • Author events

Children’s

  • Our libraries are vital in encouraging children to read for pleasure, which can have a huge impact on their future prospects.
  • The Summer Reading Challenge is an exciting annual reading activity for children available at every library.
  • Our libraries hold a wide range of events for children, such as Baby Bounce and Rhyme.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Find help to access correct and up-to-date health information, through our Books on Prescription scheme, and through high quality websites and books
  • Find health-related activities and events
  • We often provide a lifeline for vulnerable people, helping them to feel connected and socially active, and can even take books to them in their own homes.
  • Our libraries hold social activities, such as Knit & Natter, poetry groups, and coffee mornings.

Digital

  • Free internet access and support to use IT.
  • Free WiFi
  • Join the library, reserve items, renew items, and search the catalogue online
  • Introductory IT courses

Information

  • Support to access online information about jobseeking, finance, and health
  • Information on starting a business and signposting to organisations that can help
  • Family history resources such as Ancestry
  • Local Studies collections
  • Bus pass applications can be made from County Council managed libraries

Learning

  • Free resources for study and learning, such as online resources and courses, and reference books.
  • Information about a range of free and low cost learning opportunities local to you, such as courses and study groups.
  • Opportunities to explore and be creative, including workshops, activity groups and special events for all ages.

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