It’s Libraries Week!

Published
08.10.2019
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Do you know just how much your local library offers? Well, now’s the time to find out!

We’re celebrating Libraries Week (7 – 12 October) in our network of libraries across Buckinghamshire with special events at many places.

Libraries are a really important part of our communities. Alongside traditional book borrowing, you can go to local groups – from knitting to coding club and much more! And this year’s Libraries Week has a digital focus. Did you know that through your library membership you can access lots of different online resources for free?

Why not use your library membership to use the Library’s ‘Which’ subscription? Or you could access Census records and research your family tree via the ‘Ancestry’ website.  Or read the entire Britannica Library with your library membership and research anything you wish!

There are many digital services your local library offers that you can access in your own home – or use the free wifi available in our library buildings. There are a host of online newspapers and magazines you can read for free with your library membership too, plus you can manage your library account online if you wish.

Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health at Buckinghamshire County Council said:

“Our libraries offer a welcoming, comfortable and very modern service. Many people still use their local library to borrow books of course, but the digital resources our library service offers are excellent.

For many people, libraries are a place to meet others too – so make sure you use Libraries Week to find out what your local library has on offer.

With 30 libraries across the whole of Buckinghamshire your local library won’t be far away!”

To find out what’s on at your local library go to https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/events/library-events/

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