Lechlade Community Library – about us

Andrew, Sue, Mike, Simon and Nigel

Sue,  Mike, Simon Tim and Nigel – the Directors of Lechlade Library Ltd

The Community Library and Visitor Information Centre is run by Lechlade Library Ltd an incorporated charity – this means that we are both a charity and a limited company.

All the Directors and staff are volunteers

The Library service offers free access to books and the internet and provides additional services such as Visitor Information, Wi Fi access, Virtual Job Centre, photocopying, printing and more…….

Charges are made for  Audio Books and DVDs to cover the cost of these items. For those with sight impairment you are entitled to free loan of audio books.

Wi Fi is now free. From 1st October 2017 there will no longer be a TV licence for Lechlade Library which means No TV or BBC programmes on iPlayer can be watched . You can however watch TV or BBC iPlayer programmes on your own device providing you have a current TV licence at your home address.

We have a JOB Club running every Monday from 10 to 12 offering help with updating CVs, making applications and interview skills. The Club also offers the opportunity to network with other Job Seekers.

All new stock is bought from our own funds.

We receive an annual grant from Gloucestershire County Council of £10,000 p.a. which covers our basic running costs.

We rely on grants and fund-raising to help cover the cost of projects such as the re-decoration of the library

You can help……………….

Volunteer If you are new to the community or have time on your hands we have a wonderful group of volunteers supporting the library and we are always looking to recruit more. It gives you the opportunity to meet and greet local persons as well as a diverse group of visitors to the area from all over the world.Tasks include issuing and discharging books; editing the existing stock and sorting through donated items as well as adding new books and selling older stock. We also provide information for visitors to the town. Full training and support is available. To volunteer complete a Volunteer Registration Form available from any member of staff.

Donate moneybecome a Friend of Lechlade Library by donating a minimum of £10 p.a. by standing order. Membership entitles you to attend member-only events such as the AGM and to be kept informed of news and events at the library.  Corporate membership is also available at £25 p.a. Forms are available from any member of staff.

Donate books – we are very happy to receive donations of new books no older than 1 year – any books that are not added to stock (e.g. duplicates) may be sold to raise funds for the library.

Lechlade Library Ltd, Incorporated Charity, Registered in England, Company Reg. No. 08095601, Charity Reg. No. 1149281, Reg Office: Lechlade Library, Market Square, Lechlade on Thames, GL7 3AB  01367 252631

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