Reading groups

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Currently five libraries are open, and all remaining libraries will be opening from 19 October with reduced opening hours.

Anyone visiting libraries is required to wear a face covering, unless exempt. We are not able to offer a full service and encourage people to continue to use our eLibrary if possible, so that we can manage customer numbers safely.

If you have any questions regarding the reopening of libraries, please contact us via our online form or ring our enquiries line 0345 60 80 196.

For more information on available libraries, opening times and services visit the Libraries Reopening Plan.

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