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Whilst some of our libraries are still closed and with other libraries running reduced services, don't forget that you can access a wide range of free online services 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. All you need to access these services is your library card number and PIN. A PIN will have been set up on your account when you joined. Unsure of your PIN? Call us on tel. 01302 734315 or...

From Tuesday the 1st of September  Edlington, Mexborough, and Thorne are changing their opening hours. The libraries will still only be open for book collection via Order & Collect and book returns. The buildings will not be open for browsing or PC use.  Please check the opening hours before your visit.   From 1st September the opening hours will be: Edlington Library ...

Sprotbrough Community Library   is now open for book returns and collections. There is also limited PC access at this library but you must call and book a computer before you visit.  Photocopying is also available at this site. The new opening hours are: Monday           11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.  Tuesday          CLOSED Wednesday     3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. ...

Big Library Read is an opportunity for library members to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds!

Central Library  is now open for returns and book collections ONLY.  There will be no building access or PC access. Please check our new  opening times  before you visit. A new Order & Collect service is now available. Using the “Order & Collect” service, you are able to select books that are currently on the shelves in the library you can collect from...

We will start taking orders via our new Order & Collect service from Wednesday 15th July. Book collection will only be from Central Library (old building) for the moment, details of this new service are below. Access Order and Collect >>  https://library.doncaster.gov.uk/web/arena/click-and-collect From the 17th of July, Central Library on Waterdale will re-open...

Front line library services in all 25 branches, including Central Library, are still currently closed, however electronic services ( ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and comics ) are still operating. We are busy planning for a phased re-opening of libraries with a new “order and collect” service to ensure we keep customers and staff safe. Please be sure to...

  1st -14th June is Hi Vis Fortnight Hi Vis is the celebration of accessible library services and alternative formats and it is aimed to raise awareness of the range of library services that are available to visually impaired people to access! This year we will be championing accessible digital library services, alternative formats, and service providers that deliver...

This year the Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge will go Digital with a virtual Launch event on the 5th June. This year's star-studded list of ambassadors includes CBBC presenters Sam and Mark; children's author Jacqueline Wilson; comedian and TV presenter Paul O'Grady; Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell; comedian and author David Baddiel; TV adventurer...

We've sadly had to say goodbye to one of our eBook service suppliers, Cloud Library , so if you are trying to access the app you will find that it no longer works. Many apologies if you were mid-way through a book, these titles will become available again soon when  we launch a brand new service called Overdrive!  There will still be lots of eBooks and eAudio books to...

‪Doncaster Community Hub continues to provide help and support to vulnerable residents across the borough. Since opening a month ago The Community Hub has focused on supporting our most vulnerable residents. It has already helped so many people across Doncaster and with the lockdown being extended, the support offered by the Hub is being extended too. It will now be a central point...

The Doncaster Social Care Academy has been set up to recruit people to various paid roles across the adult social care sector in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The academy will help get people quickly into a range of temporary roles. Jobs range from compassionate carers through to important supportive roles such as cleaners and cooks. The academy will...

  You can follow Coronavirus Doncaster updates on social media @CovidDoncaster or visit  https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-covid-19 Stay at home to stop Coronavirus spreading Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other...

LIBRARY CLOSURE NOTICE Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  ALL DONCASTER LIBRARIES are currently closed Further updates will be provided on our website and social media as soon as possible.  https://library.doncaster.gov.uk/ https://twitter.com/DoncasterLib https://www.facebook.com/DoncasterLib/ Any items...

What a busy year for Doncaster Libraries! From the launch of our Shared Reading groups to the many Coffee Mornings raising money for some amazing causes inc,  Yorkshire Air Ambulance  and Bluebell Wood Hospice. We celebrated National Storytelling Week, World Book Day and the Summer Reading Challenge to name just a few! We had author visits including Poet Joseph Coelho who is...

Doncaster Archives on King Edward Road, Balby, is now closed due to preparation work for relocation. The archival collections, previously on-site at the Archives, have gone into storage outside of the Doncaster borough and as such are inaccessible. Although we cannot carry out any enquiry work from the archives records we can offer advice and assistance with your general...

Temporary Change to Doncaster Central Library opening hours As work on the new Library and Heritage Centre gets underway, staff will be busy in the current Central Library with clearing and sorting the books, paperwork and ephemera that has accumulated in the 50 years the building has been open.  As part of our preparations for decanting, opening hours will be changing over...

Book Break- Shared reading groups Shared Reading is a group session that takes place weekly for about an hour. The group leader reads aloud a poem or short story. Group members can also read aloud if they desire, or just listen. The poem and story are then discussed and this will often spark connection, reflection, and discovery. Shared reading is a very relaxing and positive...

Spotlight on Dan Clark This month we meet Dan Clark the Strategic and Development Manager for the new Heritage and Library building, due to open in August 2020.   How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? I have been working in the Libraries and Culture service since February 2018 as the Strategic Development Manager for the new central library and museum...

Coming on the 3rd June - A new look CloudLibrary App! Our CloudLibrary app interface is being updated, this will mean that the way the app looks and how you navigate the app will change, making it easier for you to find and borrow eBooks and eAudio Books. If you already have the app installed on a device you won't need to do anything, just make sure that your app is...

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