*The South Mobile Library is undergoing some repairs so look out for a grey transit van in the meantime

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Libraries

Our libraries are so much more than simply a place to borrow books. They are welcoming spaces with friendly staff and lots of reasons to visit for customers of all ages. It’s free and easy to join and the benefits are priceless

Here are just a few things that you can expect when you visit. Ask at your local library for more information.

A Warm Welcome
While you will always receive a warm welcome in our libraries, you’ll also find board games and colouring sheets for children, free charging stations, Wi-Fi and seating areas where you’re welcome to stay as long as you like.

Available at Auchinleck Boswell, Burns House, Crosshouse, Cumnock, Dick Institute, Newmilns & Stewarton libraries

Bookbug Sessions
Give little ones their first library experience…sharing stories, songs and rhymes. It’s a great place to meet up with other parents and socialise too! You may need to book as our Bookbug sessions are very popular

Books for all ages… and no late fees

There are new titles arriving every month… fiction and non-fiction, Book Group reads, summer blockbusters, fiction in translation, poetry collections, large print books
children’s books, story books, graphic novels, Manga and more!
Ask about our request service if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

 Go Digital
Download the Borrowbox app and sign in with your library card to access thousands of eBooks & eAudiobooks. There are new titles being added all the time and you can also access eMagazines & eNewspapers with the Libby app. You could save hundreds of pounds a year using these free digital services.

For Students
Find free resources to help with your studies as well a quiet space to study. Access reference texts including psychology and sociology as well as PC, printing and Wi-FI access

Can’t make it to your local library?
Our mobile library service is on the road weekly and our friendly staff will be happy to recommend books you might enjoy.
Our Homewords Service can deliver books to your door if you can’t get out and about.

Events & Activities
We programme events and activities for kids and adults alike throughout the year, As well as Bookbug, we host coding clubs, film making sessions, book groups, family trails, author events, and an annual book festival. Ask at your local library to find out what’s coming up or have a look at our What’s On section.  

Other services
We offer access to PC’s, computer courses, printing and photocopying services as well as *free Wi-Fi so you can connect with your laptop, tablet or mobile

*Available at Auchinleck, Crosshouse, Cumnock, Darvel, Dick Institute, Galston, Burns House, Patna and Stewarton libraries.

Help for Hearing Aid Users
Our partners Sensory Impaired Support Group provide batteries for hearing aid users. Batteries are available at the Dick Institute, Auchinleck, Stewarton, Mauchline, Drongan and Newmilns libraries and the Mobile Libraries.

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*This project is supported by the Scottish Government Public Library Improvement Fund.