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 2 – 4pm every week, Reading Group 4.30 – 5.30pm 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: 10am – 12.30pm

4LEGS Radio

You are very welcome to use the public computers in the library to listen to the 4LEGS Community Radio programmes about local people and local life in the valley. You can do this any day the library is open and instructions are in the library. Please pass this on to friends and neighbours who don’t have their own computer at home.

Learn how to Download Free E-books

Bring along your tablet, e-reader or smartphone 10am – 12.30pm Sat 22 Sept to learn how to download free e-books, e-magazines and e-audiobooks.

Reading Group

Do you enjoy reading and want to talk about the book? Then come to Lambourn Library at 4.30pm on the second Tuesday each month. Recently we have read Stuart, A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters, Children Act by Ian McEwan and We Are Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.
On September 11th we will be discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Come and join in!

Proposed Changes to Newspaper and Magazine Provision

Owing to the increased range of digital magazines now available through our RBDigital platform and the increasing cost and diminishing use of traditional format magazines and newspapers, we are planning to make some changes to the provision of newspapers and magazines in West Berkshire libraries over the next 12 months.

Lambourn Library displays the i every day they are open, and the Newbury Weekly News every week. In addition we plan to subscribe to a new online newspaper service which provides access to a comprehensive range of titles both in the library and remotely. And we also have the following magazines availableGood Housekeeping, House & Garden, Ideal Home, Prima



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

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

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library carries about 1,500 books to choose from, including Large Print, audio books, and books for children.

You can borrow books or order titles you want that aren’t on the van – for free!

This is a great service and as regular reader Joan Jeffries said ‘I don’t know what I’d do without it’.

If you or someone you know wants to try it, just turn up – Alan the driver will be very pleased to welcome you on board. 

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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