Lincolnshire Libraries

Community support

Our libraries are a safe space. Whatever you're struggling with, you can visit one of our Lincolnshire libraries for any kind of support. From finances to careers, we offer a variety of advice groups and free guidance for those in need. We also run a range of support groups that everyone in the community can come and be a part of, no matter their situation. See how Better can support you or someone you know below.

Advice and guidance

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The Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau run sessions at Lincolns Central Library covering topics like tax, housing and healthcare. They also help with banking and debt issues.

Councillor Surgeries

Talk to your local Councillor at Gainsborough, Mablethorpe and Market Rasen Libraries at their regular surgeries.

English conversation group

If you're learning English for the first time, you can work on your speaking skills in the supportive, informal conversation group at Skegness Library.

Financial support and advice

Barclays drop-in sessions

Get advice from the banking experts at Barclays at these drop-in sessions at Gainsborough, Horncastle and Louth Libraries.

Your Barclays Community Banker will be able to help with a range of banking needs including: 
  • Money management, 
  • Digital and online banking, including using the Barclays app
  • Managing direct debits and standing orders
  • Fraud and scams advice, 
  • Bereavement,
  • Power of attorney support 
  • Discussing mortgage and lending options
They can also help with processing payments and transfers that don’t involve cash or cheques.

Citizens Advice Bureau Sessions

The CAB host drop-in support sessions at Lincoln Library, where they can advise on cost of living support, managing debt, budgeting, benefits and pensions.

Looking for more support? Browse all financial advice and guidance services below.

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Support Groups

We host a range of groups and activities to support you.

Community IT sessions

From printing to accessing information online, get all of your computer questions answered at one of our community IT sessions.

Connect Over a Cuppa

Connect with your local community over a cuppa and a biscuit. All refreshments provided.

Home School Education Group

Discuss ideas with local home school educators whilst building with Lego and playing board games at Sleaford Library.

Career and business support

Whether you're new to running a businesses or want to grow your network, you'll find plenty of career support across Lincolnshire Libraries.

COBRA resources

As a library member, you can access The Complete Business Reference Adviser (COBRA) website, full of tips on how to start and run a business.

Free access onsite and remotely (library card number required if accessing remotely)

Career active

This free resource for library members is full of brilliant tips and videos on CVs application forms and interviews.

Free access onsite and remotely once account registered with site.

Room Hire

Whether you need a space for personal or professional use, we've meeting rooms for hire for 1 up to 80 people.

What our members say

"I can't thank our local library enough for the fantastic career resources they offer! From up-to-date books to online courses, I found everything I needed for my professional growth."

Timothy Biggs

"A massive shoutout to our local library for the awesome UK citizenship test practice resources! The study materials and practice exams were a game-changer, and the librarians made the whole process a breeze."

Maria Barnes

"Hats off to our amazing local library for the goldmine of resources on local and family history! Our library is a true treasure trove for anyone exploring their history- couldn't be more grateful!"

Rachel Ebbs