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Herefordshire Library Service

Herefordshire Library Service

Our aim is, "to provide a library service which is welcoming and easy to use and which meets the education, information and leisure needs of everyone in Herefordshire".

There are 10 libraries across the county - for details of opening times and addresses go tohttp://www.libraries.herefordshire.gov.uk/alllibraries.htm.

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How to Join

  • Joining is free
  • Simply fill in a form and provide proof of your identity and address
  • If you have no proof of address you can join as a temporary member 

How to join library leaflet

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What we offer

  • Free computer and broadband internet access
  • Photocopying and fax services
  • DVDs and videos that can be hired for one week
  • Music CDs that can be hired for two weeks
  • Up to 12 books that can be borrowed for free 

How to use library computer leaflet

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Books

  • We have a small collection of books available for loan in Portuguese, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish
  • If you are learning or improving your English we have books to help
  • We have easy to read books that have a tape and CD so you can listen while you read.  These are great for improving your pronunciation and they are free to borrow.  You can search for them on the catalogue using the keywords emergent reader pack. Search the library catalogue.
  • If you want an item from another library you can reserve it online for free and it will be sent to the library of your choice. You will need a PIN number to do this, please ask in the library.

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Activities

  • Some of the libraries have book groups that meet once a month.  The group borrow and read the same book then discuss it. It is a great way to meet people and improve your understanding of English.  For more details e-mail amdossett@herefordshire.gov.uk or call 01432 260646.
  • If you have children you can bring them along free of charge to story and rhyme sessions.  These are held at Hereford Library every Wednesday. 
  • Storytime for Under 5s is from 10:15-10:45, and Baby Bounce & Rhyme is from 11:15-11:45.
  • Check the library website for the latest events.

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