Our Services

Our Services

Explore beyond the books to access everything on offer from West Sussex Libraries.


We have a wealth of business resources to help you to start or grow your own business, build professional skills and connect with others. Find out more about the Business and Intellectual Property Centre Sussex (BIPC), business resources, websites and courses.
Business resources and support

Children and Teens

Information about books and reading, regular and one-off events, services for people with Special Educational Needs aged 0-25, family learning, and an area for teens.
Services, resources and activities for children and teens

Cost of Living Support

Libraries have always been warm and welcoming places that everyone can visit free of charge with no questions asked. We’re making an extra effort to support our communities, with books and factsheets to help support with the cost of living, plus eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers which you can borrow for free.
Cost of living support

Digital Support

Find out about support with digital skills from our Digital Volunteers, details of the online learning platform Learn My Way, guidance on Staying Safe Online and a list of all our useful helpsheets. Plus access your email and social media accounts and search engines.
Digital support


Thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks eNewspapers, eComics and eInformation (reference resources) which you can view or download for free with your library card on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
eBooks, eInformation, eNewspapers and more

Email, Search Engines and Social Media Links

Access your email and social media accounts and search engines. Including Facebook, Gmail, Outlook, Google, YouTube and more.
Email and social media links

Family and Local History

Trace your family history or explore the history of where you live. We can help you get started with access to family and local history resources including Ancestry, FindMyPast, British Newspaper Archive, plus books, newspapers, maps and photographs.
Family and local history

Information and Enquiries

Our Information and Enquiries service is available to help you with almost anything you need to know. We have free information resources to help answer your questions, or you can Ask a Librarian.
Information and enquiries service

Jobs and Employment

Free employment and skills resources that can help you search for jobs, write a CV or application, and gain new skills
Jobs and employment

Learning Support

Find out how we can support adults with reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and maths. This includes dyslexia friendly books, information on accessing Adult Education Courses and help with learning English.
Learning Support

Library Access For All

Do you need help accessing our resources and services? Find out more more about our Home Library Direct Service; support for people with a visual impairment; dementia resources and our Understand Me communication devices.
Accessing library services

Love Reading

Find out about reading groups and our adult reading challenge, along with just added book lists and a range of tips and ideas to help you find your next great read!
Explore what we offer readers

Refugee Support

As a guest arriving in West Sussex, we would like to welcome you to our libraries. Access free resources in other languages, guides to settling in West Sussex, help with learning English.
Refugee support


Would you like to become a library volunteer and support a service at the very heart of the community it serves? We have a variety of roles from Home Library Direct volunteers to Digital Volunteers. If you're already a Library Volunteer, read on for recent newsletters, access to helpsheets and information on how to join our Volunteer Forum.
Volunteering opportunities

Wellbeing Resources

Our Wellbeing Resources include the Reading Well book collections for mental health, dementia and long-term conditions; booklists and podcasts; reminiscence and more.
Wellbeing resources

What's On and Events

From Rhyme Time to Knit and Natter and Reading Groups to Board Games, find out what's happening at your local library and beyond.
What's on and events