Reading groups

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Libraries are in the Government’s third phase of easing of the lockdown, currently not before 4 July.

We’re working through plans on how we could safely re-open buildings with social distancing in place, what services we could safely offer, and preparing to make the physical changes to the layouts and facilities in the buildings.

Until we have completed this work, we won’t be in a position to provide a programme for re-opening, but we will let people know as soon as we can. Please check the website for the most up to date information on our plans and available services.

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