Reopening libraries

The Cabinet has made the decision to reopen libraries which closed last year, wherever possible. On 10th August 2017, the Cabinet agreed proposals to reopen a further two libraries, Thornton library and Parbold library.

The Friends of Adlington Library have decided to withdraw their application for an asset transfer.

Find out more about libraries reopening

The council provides library services from branches and mobile libraries. Making a difference through accessible reading, learning and information. Joining the library is free and you can join at any age.

Renew your book

You can renew your library items online, in person or by phone.

Library account

Request or change your PIN, request or report a lost card.

Digital library

You can get access to your accounts, download an eBook or audiobook at home, ask a question and search our free information resources from any internet device anytime.

Lancashire's 50 books challenge

New for 2017 Lancashire libraries challenges everyone to read a book a week and share reviews and ratings.

Library catalogues

You can search the library catalogue and make reservations from our stock of books, CDs, DVDs, music scores and more.

Find a library

Search for Lancashire libraries.

Join a library

Anyone residing in the UK may join a Lancashire library. It's free to join and there are no age restrictions.

Library bank and public holiday closures

All our libraries will be closed on Bank and public holidays. There are additional closures on extra statutory dates.

Library charges

Charges for overdue items, audio visual hire and printing and consumables.

Ask a Lancashire librarian

Lancashire librarians staff this web-based real-time enquiry service.

Mobile library

Lancashire's mobile libraries cover the whole of Lancashire, serving over a thousand stops on a fortnightly basis.

Home library service

A free service for people who can't get to a library building because of their age, disability or ill health.

Free loan service for reading groups

Information about setting up a reading group and using the reading group service.

Update your details

Update your library membership details.

Use a library computer or Wi-Fi

Free access to the internet, Microsoft Office applications and printing.

Lancashire book of the year

The longest running young people's regional book award in the country.

Lancashire Reading Journey 2017

Children across Lancashire are invited to take part in this summer's Lancashire Reading Journey.

Reading for health

Offering books, information and group activities to improve your health and wellbeing.

Libraries strategy

A strategy for Lancashire's libraries 2016-21 (PDF 1.15 MB).