Please note:

  • The library service is moving to a new Library Management System and there will be some disruptions to services whilst this takes place from 23 April - 1 May. Our online catalogue and renewal service will be unavailable.  Find out more here. 
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no West Mobile Library Service on Tues 24, Wed 25, Fri 27 and Sat 28 April. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Library Public PCs may be unavailable for periods of time from Fri 27 April, 8pm till Sun 29 April, 6pm.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Libraries Week runs from 9-14 October and gives you a chance to discover the range of things you can do at your local library, from accessing WiFi, downloading eBooks and eMagazines, children's activities, computer help to mention just a few! There are lots of different things to do at the library rather than just borrowing books.  Take a look below at these fantastic library facts:

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To celebrate Libraries Week we have highlighted some of the things that are happening during the week in our Libraries. 

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Did you know?

Here are a few facts you may not have known about us:

  • 30 of our Libraries have free WiFi that you can use.
  • You can download eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines 24/7.  All you need is a library card and to sign up for an RBdigital account.  Never be stuck for something to read again if your local library is closed.
  • If you visit one of our libraries you can pick up the sticker storybook ‘Bear's Reading Adventure’ – free for families with children aged up to five.  Children get awarded a new sticker to put in this book every time they visit the library – collect all 10 to download a special Bookstart certificate!
  • You can revise for your Theory Test online at home or in the library using our free resource - Theory Test Pro.
  • You can research your family tree in our libraries by using Ancestry, Find My Past and British Newspaper Archive online for free.

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