Coronavirus info: Please continue to wear a face covering when visiting the library and observe the social distancing rules.
The library is now open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2pm and Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10am. We are also staying open until 7pm on Wednesdays as from November 3rd.
You can still renew your books online via the Leicestershire Libraries link below:
As a member of our library you can use Leicestershire Libraries BorrowBox ebooks scheme. It is FREE and you can borrow ( download) up to 10 books at a time for up to 3 weeks all you need to do is download the BorrowBox App and use your library card and pin number. Through BorrowBox you can also download Audio e-Books, e-magazines and e-Newspapers so why not give it a go.
Public Computers – Booking is essential if you require a specific time and date otherwise attend the library during opening hours to use if not already booked out.
The books in our library are organised into sections on fiction and non-fiction. We have separate sections for crime fiction; large print; audio books; fantasy, western; classics; romance; young adult; teenage and children’s books.
We have a selection of greetings cards available to buy and have a supply of FREE NHS Lateral Flow Covid Tests ( 7 per box)
We usually have two computers available for library members to use. Access to the internet is FREE however you will need your library card and PIN to access the computers. You can pre-book sessions on the PCs online on the Leicestershire libraries website or by contacting the library. If the computers are free and are not booked you can just walk in and use them. Printing to the photocopier/printer is available from the PCs at a small cost.
Our library offers FREE WiFi. Just log in to LCC FREE WiFi.
Photocopier: We have a ‘pay per print’ printer/photocopier which can copy, scan or print in black and white or colour. Printing from the PC’s in the library 25p per black and white page, 50p per colour. This is coin operated at present but is due to change before the end of the year to being a coinless printer. Help is available with this service from the librarians or you can down load the PrintAnd Go app to print directly from your phone or tablet. https://print.andgo.at/Leicslibraries
Local History: We have a small local history section. Please ask the librarians if you are looking for specific information.
Family History: All Leicestershire libraries offer free access to family history websites. You will need a library card and PIN number to book a session on the computers. Any upcoming Family History Events will be advertised in the ‘NEWS/EVENTS’ section.
We have information about local events and many leaflets about the local area, including bus timetables and local walks. We also have plenty of information about local clubs, societies and activites.
Busy Hands and Minds: This group is a combined group for those people wishing to meet up on a regular basis to either learn or develop craft skills or to simply come along for a chat or play games. These sessions are held inside the library on Friday Afternoons. Come along with your own craft items or come along and find out what projects the group are working on. Some materials can be provided and everyone is keen to help new members learn new skills. If you knit, crochet, sew come along to make new friends and get to know other like-minded people. If you want to join us for a chat or play a game with new or old friends pleas ecome along. A small chargee is made for the refreshments provided.
Digital Drop-in. This group was formally called Tea and Tech. As technology advances at a rapid pace many people find keeping up to speed with changes challenging. The Digital Drop-in sessions offers members of the community a chance to bring along their own devices eg ipad, tablet, laptop, mobile phone etc and learn how to use them effectively in a relaxed and friendly environment. One to one support is available for specific problems or come along regularly to use your devices to pracice something new. If you want to add the NHS Covid Passport or know how to download new Apps on to your phone or get to grips with using the camera on your phone/ipad/tablet then come and get more out of your device to make life a little easier.
Hiring the Library
Our library is available to hire for local groups at £7 per hour. It is a small venue so is suitable for groups of approximately 15 seated comfortably. We have extra seating and tables if necessary. External toilet and refreshment facilities are available. Please use the contact details if you want more information on prices and a booking form.