Reading groups

Find a reading group

We have lots of reading groups meeting in our libraries.

Free loan service for reading groups

The library service offers a free loan service to reading groups in Lancashire. Your group can request up to twelve titles each year. A maximum of fifteen copies of each title can be requested for your group. Books can be collected from any Lancashire library branch.

To use the service your group must appoint a co-ordinator to take responsibility for requesting and returning books on time. Register now or request more details.

If your co-ordinator's details change you need to update your co-ordinator details.

To see a list of the titles available in reading group collection please contact

The service to reading groups is free, and the loan period is longer than for standard loans, however, your group will be charged for any lost or damaged items and you may wish to consider how your group would pay these charges.

Co-ordinators should download and complete the booking form (DOC 46KB).

Completed forms should be emailed to

Your co-ordinator will be contacted by your nominated library when your books are available for collection.

You can also suggest a title to add to our special reading group collection.

Setting up a reading group

The Reading Agency (external link) has a quick guide to starting a reading group of your own.