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Issue 17 now available!

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Books on Prescription for Dementia Launch

Wednesday 4th February, 10.30am to 12.00pm at Central Library 

This event will be an opportunity for residents to learn about and talk to representatives from many local organisations that provide support and help for people living with dementia, and their carers and families.

Refreshments will be provided.

Who else writes like? Who else writes like?

Find out who else writes like your favourite author or look up authors who write in a similar style or genre.
Click on the logo to visit the website, use your library membership number to log in.

The Doncaster Read - January The Doncaster Read - January


The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

“1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year old girl, is living with a foster family…Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp…. This novel is narrated by DEATH…”

Our January Doncaster Read, in association with Doncaster Waterstones, is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This time, we have chosen a book to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January 2015. This day marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the theme this year is ‘Keep the Memory Alive’.
 The novel explores the power of the written word in a time of fear and danger, when books were being burned. It follows Liesel’s story as she learns to read and then embarks upon her career as a ‘book thief’ in Nazi Germany. It has been read by many of our readers’ groups and prompted interesting reviews including ‘intriguing, thought provoking’, ‘a disturbing book and yet very beautiful’ and ‘narrated by Death, who is surprisingly compassionate’. Some found the unusual format unique and difficult but still ‘a must read’.
See what you think….
iPad/Tablet device club iPad/Tablet device club

The next session for the iPad/Tablet device club will be on Wednesday 4th February 2015 2.00pm - 4.00pm in meeting room 5 at the Central Library, Waterdale.
New members will be welcome to come along to this informal group.
Tel 01302 735387 or email for more information.

 Dates for future iPad/Tablet Device Club meetings


Public Information Online Public Information Online


Public Information Online is a virtual library of official papers. It will allow you to view UK Parliamentary, Scottish Parliamentary, Northern Ireland Assembly and Non-Parliamentary publications in PDF format online.

With Doncaster Libraries Online you can:

Search for titles in the catalogue by entering a search term in the search box at the top of the page or by using Advanced Search.

Search the catalogue and filter hits to find precisely what you are looking for.

You can then limit or expand your searches using the many options provided.

On the way you will find lots of exciting suggestions that will give you the inspiration to read, listen to and watch things you may not have thought of yourself. You can also join in discussions on the forums, provide readings tips, make recommendations and write reviews.

To make full use of these services please first update your account by entering your library borrower details in the login box on the right of the screen.  If you are not already a member you can use the e-form on the joining and membership page using this

Look out for our high quality information services in the
24 Hour Library, and download e-books any time of day on to a wide range of mobile devices (or your home PC or Mac) from the Digital Library
. All free of charge to library members.

Reserve yourself a computer in a library using our PC Booking system

Libraries are also a good place to:

Get support looking for a
job and preparing for employment

Find out more about courses in your area, and develop your skills. Some courses take place in libraries: search the
library events calendar

We are looking for Digital Champions

Do you love IT and are you enthusiastic about helping others learn to love IT?
You could be one of the people we are looking for.


We are recruiting volunteers to support IT users in Doncaster.  For more information and to apply visit the Digital Champions page.

Cafe Culture Cafe Culture

Central Library Café Culture 

Café Culture serves speciality coffee, sandwiches, paninis, fruit and much more. 
If you have not been in recently to see the refurbished library why not take the chance now and enjoy a coffee at the same time. Free WiFi also available in the café.
Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday 10.00a.m. - 4.00p.m.

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The My Library app gives you access to your library when you want it. Renew your loans, search for items, request them and share them using social media.

Download the app for iphone or android. 

Google Store for android

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