Joining the library and borrowing books is free, and there are no fines for late return of items on the tickets of children under 16. We can offer special group tickets for individuals and organisations, from childminders and foster carers, playgroups to youth groups.
If your child would like a particular book that’s not on the shelf, but is available in other libraries in the city, we will have it sent to your local library free of charge.
All our libraries offer free internet access which children of all ages can use.
As well as board books for babies and picture books for toddlers, we also stock story books (fiction) for older children. To help parents and children select appropriate reading material, children’s books are organised in order to reflect reading ability and content. Children can also enjoy our range of audio books on CD and films on DVD.
Other reading services
Barrington Stoke publish accessible, enjoyable and unpatronising short books for children who are dyslexic, struggling to read, or simply reluctant to sit down with a book. Great stories by some of the best children’s authors.