Lambourn to Great Shefford Library Service

Click here for the official Lambourn Library page on West Berkshire Council website

Lambourn Library Opening Times

Tuesdays 2 – 6pm 
Knit and Natter is from 2 – 4 every week
Reading Group 4.30 – 5.30 on 2nd Tuesday of the month

Wednesdays: 10am – 12pm
Art Group 10am – 12pm every week

Fridays: 10am – 5pm 
Rhymetime 11 – 11.30am (term time only)
English Conversation 2 – 3pm.

Saturdays: 10 – 12.30pm

Changes at Lambourn Library

Lambourn Library is undergoing a refit to improve the facilities available to the public. The current desk area is very big and the space it occupies can be put to better use. Members of the Art Group, Book Club and Knit and Natter need more space, so that they do not block access to the Children’s section and, now that the library has free WiFi, more room is needed for people to sit with their own laptops.

In addition, by moving books onto shelves on wheels, when extra space is needed – perhaps for talks – the books can be rolled out of the way. Greater flexibility will encourage more use of the library, both during and outside opening hours.

So, what is happening? The first phase, moving the non-fiction books into their new position and fiction books onto wheeled shelves has been completed. These rolling shelves are not new, but secondhand and have come from West Berkshire’s stores. Most of the work has been done by the library’s Volunteers as furniture has become available. We are now waiting for West Berkshire’s IT team to come and move the computers and for the carpenters to install the new desk. This will be situated in the back corner of the library and the public computers will be moved against the wall (where the A-H fiction shelves now stand). Hopefully this will be completed very soon and we can all enjoy the benefits of the “new” library.

In the meantime, please be patient and do ask the staff or volunteers on duty if you need help.


The library relies on volunteers to stay open as there needs to be at least one volunteer on duty at all times. Anyone interested in joining the library team as a volunteer should contact Gemma Taylor on or pop in to the library for a chat.

For the latest news from Friends of Lambourn Library please visit their facebook group or contact Sue Cocker on

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Mobile & At Home Library Service

If you are housebound, West Berkshire Libraries can arrange for a volunteer to visit you at home with a small selection of library items. There is no charge for this service, except when you request a book not held in any West Berkshire library.

Contact: 01635 519827

The mobile library visits Great Shefford and East Garston every third Thursday. See dates and times below.


  1. Penny Brewer

    Hats off to the staff and volunteers at our lovely library for all their brilliant work. It must be very challenging to keep smiling when your work place is in turmoil! Let’s hope it will soon be done as it seems that everyone loves it being lighter and feeling more spacious.

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