Castle Cary Library
Located in the centre of Castle Cary, just behind the Market House, Castle Cary Community Library is run in partnership with Somerset County Council. It is funded by the County Council, Castle Cary Town Council, Ansford and nearby Parish Councils and staffed and run by volunteers. Membership is free, and you can do much more than just borrow books. Whilst our library is small, you will have access to all the books which are available in the libraries in the region, including Bath and Bristol. You will also have access to extensive online resources
Library : Our volunteers are here to help you find the book or the information which you need. They can support you with any of the facilities mentioned below and are a very welcoming bunch!
Books: As well as the books available to browse and borrow onsite, you can order books in from other libraries (including libraries such as Bath, Bristol, UWE etc.) and order other formats such as braille, large text and talking books
Computer access: all members of the library have access to the up to date computer and printer on site.
Free Wi-fi: you can use your membership to log onto the libraries wi-fi on any device you own.
Books on prescription: Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and well-being using self-help reading. There are currently two book lists available for common mental health conditions and dementia. For more information click here
Your library membership allows you to access the following from the comfort of your own home.
- Ancestry online
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection
- COBRA Complete Business Reference Adviser
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Oxford Dictionaries
- BFI Screen Online
- Who’s Who
- And many more…further details here
The Librarieswest group have created a free app to support your use of the library. Click below to find out more:
Free ebooks for your eReader, smartphone, PC, laptop, tablet or MAC:
Free downloadable audiobooks:
Book Groups: A variety of book groups run in Castle Cary and are support by the library. To find a book group to suit you, please visit the library and talk to one of the librarians.
Baby and Toddler Story & Rhyme Time: 0-3 year olds and their carers on Fridays from 10.30 am during term time.
How to Join
Pop into the library with proof of your address and the librarian will give you a form to activate your membership. Acceptable forms of proof include:
- Drivers licence
- Utility bill less than 3months old
- Council tax bill
- Family Allowance book
- Pension book
- Bank statement
More information about joining the library can be found here
The Friends of Castle Cary Community Library is a registered charity which has been set up for the advancement of education for the public benefit in particular by the provision of library facilities. If you are passionate about your local library and would like to support us, whether in an active way by volunteering, or as a supporter, please visit our website at castlecarylibrary.org.uk