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Children's Library

Buckinghamshire Libraries can help get your children reading.

It is free for children to join the library. 

  • books can be reserved by children free of charge
  • up to 20 items per library card
  • small overdue charges are payable

How to join the library


What's available?

  • a range of fiction and non-fiction books
  • board books 
  • picture books
  • books in giant print and braille
  • books in foreign languages

Choosing something to read

Library staff are happy to offer advice on new titles and books to stretch committed and to tempt reluctant readers or you could try Who Next? online resource.

Who next?#

Writers of children's fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

Access anywhere with your library card

To login type BUCKS followed by your Buckinghamshire library card number (capital letters no spaces).

Playgroups and registered childminders

If you are a registered childminder or the leader of a playgroup:

  • you can borrow up to 25 children's books
  • books can be borrowed for periods of 28 days (max 4 renewals)
  • no charges

Please bring written proof of your registered childminder or playgroup leader status with you when you visit the library to join the library.

Groups can arrange to visit the library. To organise a trip, contact your local library.


  • library computer's are free for up to 1 hour for homework, fun or pursuing hobbies
  • under 16s must bring their library membership card with them and have written permission from their parent or guardian
  • under 8s must be accompanied by a parent or carer when accessing the internet on library computers
  • there is a small charge for printing

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