Support from our Libraries

Support from our Libraries

Free and open to all, every library has regular activities that bring people together. We also offer study facilities and free access to computers and wifi. Find out other ways that we can help you save money, including eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers which you can borrow for free.

Free eAudiobooks and eBooks

Instead of a paying for an Audible subscription, you can save money by borrowing up to 20 eAudiobooks for free with your library card. You don’t need to remember to return eAudiobooks, eBooks eComics or eMagazines as that happens automatically after 21 days, so you won't get any late charges. Find out more about how you can access eAudiobooks, eBooks and more through our eLibrary with your library card. If you’re not a member, you can join the library for free.

Free computer and Wi-Fi access in libraries

All our libraries have free Wi-Fi and computers with internet access, email services and Microsoft Office applications. If you’re a library member, you can use the computers for free, for a maximum of two hours per day. Visitors will be charged a small fee. If you’re not a member, you can join the library for free.

Free events

Libraries run regular events for children and families and for adults, as well as one-off events. Our staff aim to give a warm welcome to all. Many libraries are also developing drop in activity spaces with jigsaws, puzzles, games, and even local reminiscence materials. Find out What's On at Your Local Library.

Free newspapers and magazines

You could save money with free downloads of over 7000 UK and international eNewspapers and a huge range of popular eMagazines, like BBC Good Food, The Economist and HELLO! with your library card. Just borrowing the digital Radio Times every week instead of buying a paper copy could save you over £150 a year! Find out more about how you can access eNewspapers and eMagazines through our eLibrary.




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