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Library services

Explore what your local Better library has to offer. From reading material and audiobooks to children's activities, and support and advice, we're at the heart of the community. You'll find a wealth of online resources, including eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers, as well as access to our heritage services. 

With a comprehensive reference library, access to the internet via computers and WiFi plus an activity programme with something for people of all ages, be inspired at your local library.  

Find out more below:

  • What you can do
  • Book a computer

    Access the internet or complete an assignment by booking a computer at your local library

  • Search, reserve and borrow a book

    Find the book you've been looking for from our extensive catalogue of resources available to reserve and borrow

  • Discover activities for children

    Inspire and find fun activities for children of all ages at your local library

  • Fax, print and photocopy

    Fax, print and photocopy documents for a small fee at your local Better library

  • Go online

    With free WiFi, you can access the internet from your own device or book a computer at your leisure

  • Libraries at home

    Everyone can access library resources thanks to our home delivery library services

  • Answer your questions

    Whatever the subject, use our library information services to find out information

  • Borrow from another library

    You can borrow from another library by requesting an Inter Library Loan

  • Learn something new

    Make new friends and learn new skills at your local library thanks to a range of adult activities

  • Discover local history and archives

    Find out more about where you live and the history of your area

  • Access reference library online

    Access dictionaries, encyclopedias, driving theory tests, stream music, national and international newspapers, and help to find employment

  • Explore special collections

    Search the online catalogue to discover the special collections of books available

  • Find space to study

    Study in peace and quiet at desks available in your local library 

  • Services for blind and partially-sighted children

    Our libraries are fully accessible to serve users with all kinds of visual impairments

  • Hire a venue

    Need a space for a workshop? Rooms are available at your local library to hire

Stay connected to your community

Tune into our libraries' Facebook and Twitter pages for dedicated online programmes to suit all ages. For access to at-home activities, sing-alongs for young children, or eBook reviews and more, start following your local library social media pages below.

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Libraries on Twitter

Enjoy games, puzzles, Q&A sessions and more from your local librarians on Twitter. Start following your local library Twitter page below and enjoy access to daily and weekly activity programmes for kids and adults alike. 


Online library programme available on our libraries Facebook pages. Select your library to learn more.

Libraries on Facebook

Your local library's Facebook pages are full of fun videos and activities presented by some familiar faces. From crafts and rhymes to bed time stories and activities for kids, you'll enjoy something new every day.