Libraries - news

Christmas opening times

Our festive opening and closing times are:

  • 24, 25 and 26 December 2014 - all libraries - closed
  • 27 December 2014 - all libraries - normal opening times
  • 28 December 2014 - all libraries - normal opening times
  • 29 December 2014 - all libraries - normal opening times
  • 30 December 2014 - all libraries - normal opening times
  • 31 December 2014 - all libraries closed except for Crowthorne and Whitegrove libraries are open 9.30am until 1pm and Great Hollands Library is open 9.30am until 12.30pm
  • 1 January 2015 - all libraries - closed
  • 2 January 2015 - all libraries - normal opening times

Additional ebook service

Borrowbox now offer a selection of ebooks for you to borrow. Previously, they only supplied audio books for download but they are now, gradually, building up their ebook collection.

Some of the bestsellers you can now borrow are - Bridget Jones: the edge of reason by Helen Fielding, The sixth man by David Baldacci, Young Winstone by Ray Winstone, Not my father's son by Alan Cumming and The book of strange new things by Michel Faber.

Bracknell Library during the town centre redevelopment

We are open as usual during the redevelopment work taking place in Bracknell town centre. View map of Bracknell town centre - this shows walking routes through the centre.

Find out more about changes to the town centre in our regeneration section.

Great Hollands Library - opening hours

Great Hollands Library is now open on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Library catalogue

Our new library management system is now in place. Please visit our library catalogue - your login details remain the same. With the new system, once you have logged in, you will find that you can also set up lists of books and rate books.

If you need any help with using the catalogue please ask - our staff have been fully trained and will be able to help you if necessary.

Library card membership numbers starting with 9826

If you have a library membership number starting with 9826 please visit your nearest library to have your membership card upgraded. As long as your details are on our library system, these replacements are free of charge even if you've lost your card. All you need to do is verify your address (with a bank or credit card statement, utility bill or something similar) and we'll send you a replacement card.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter

Become a Facebook fan of Bracknell Forest Library and Information Service and find out about the latest events and activities at all nine Bracknell Forest libraries.

Like us on Facebook and get connected - keep up to date with services, events, competitions and much more.

Don't forget that you can also connect with us by following us on Twitter.

Zinio e-magazines

Don't forget that we now offer an e-magazine service that gives you free access to a wide range of magazines. Find out more on our e-magazines page.

Need help with choosing a book?

Simply ask one of our librarians. Don't forget that we also stock a wide range of non-fiction and spoken word resources.

More interested in audiobooks? See our e-books and e-audio page.

Owl monitors

Owl monitors can help you understand and reduce your energy consumption. Monitors can be borrowed from any library in the borough.

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