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.
Each of our libraries provides the following services:
- Free books, eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudio
- Free space and support for reading groups
- Author events
- 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, an annual reading activity for children
- A wide range of events for children, such as Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Health and Wellbeing
- Help to access correct and up-to-date health information, through our Books on Prescription scheme, and through high quality websites and books
- 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.
- Social activities such as Knit & Natter, poetry groups, and coffee mornings
- Free internet access and support in use
- Free WiFi
- The ability to join, reserve items, renew them, and search the catalogue online
- Introductory IT courses
- 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 our libraries
- Free resources for study and learning, such as online resources and courses, text books 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, regular groups and/or special events for all ages.