How the Friends of Lancaster library works



Organises group
Publicity, Finance, Recruitment, Event management




Create events.
Fine tune organisation. 
Link in to event contacts



Run weekly Friends café and refreshments for other events.
Steward events
Publicise events





Members and other groups who want to be advised of Friends events and activities



If you would like to join the Friends or to know more contact

About Lancaster library

Lancaster Central Public Library is part of the Lancashire County Council Library Service. It is a bustling community hub with activities, classes, events and resources for a very diverse range of groups and organisations.

Whenever I walk in there, there is someone playing music, or children singing, or choirs with cakes. It’s a big, beautiful building, recently refurbished, with a more sociable coffee and reading area downstairs and a big quiet Sanctuary upstairs, a local archive room, a room with rows of people busy on computers and a not-so-quiet children’s area where, if you time it right, you can catch a storytelling. In the evenings there are regular theatrical and music events.

This Library has 34 PCs connected to the People’s Network and Public Wi-Fi. It has full disabled access. It also has meeting rooms for local groups and events.

It has extensive stock of fiction, non-fiction and reference material. You can also borrow large-print books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs, box-sets and e-books.

There is also a Seed Library for local gardeners & growers to share & save seeds (inc. heritage varieties) from their own patch of earth.

The Library offers a regular programme of activities and performances for children and adults.

Lancaster Library pioneered the award-winning Get It Loud in Libraries music gigs project.

If you need to borrow from the library, but struggle to get out, find out about the mobile library service covering the local area.

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