Reading groups

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The ongoing national lockdown means that all of the county’s library buildings will be closed for general use from Thursday 5 November.

However, from Monday 9 November, customers will be able to order books and pick them up from the front entrance of their local library.

Those needing to use library computers to access essential services such as universal credit and Internet banking, will be able to do so from Monday by pre booking a session on 0345 60 80 196 or via our online form.

For more information please visit the Lockdown Response page or contact us directly.

Reading groups – also known as book groups or book clubs – get together on a regular basis to talk about books. They meet in libraries, cafés, pubs or people’s homes to discuss a book they’ve read. Many groups meet monthly so everyone has enough time to read the book.

Libraries provide up to 10 copies of the same title; delivered to your preferred library.

View the reading group books

  • The annual fee is £10. This provides access to stock for exclusive use by Reading Groups. See Titles available to Reading Groups
  • Groups reserve book sets from home using our e-library
  • Reading Groups can reserve up to 5 book sets at a time
  • There is a 60p charge for each book borrowed, payable upon collection – this is the standard online reservation charge
  • Groups have a 10 week loan period; this allows time to collect the set, read it and return it to the library
  • There are charges for lost or damaged items or the late return of books in line with fees and charges