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Community Library Partnerships are run by a community partner in collaboration with us

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Community Library Partnerships are libraries in Somerset that are managed and run by a community partner. Such as a charitable trust or Parish/Town Council, in collaboration with Somerset Council.

Some of these libraries are only run by volunteers recruited from the local community. Some are run by a mixture of volunteers and Somerset Council library staff, and others are a fully staffed service.

Community Libraries offer the same range of library services as those only run by Somerset Council. Further development, such as increased events and activities, community engagement and promotion, is a key goal of each partnership.

Community Libraries list

This is a current list of Community Libraries in Somerset:

  • Bishops Lydeard
  • Bruton
  • Castle Cary
  • Milborne Port
  • Nether Stowey
  • North Petherton
  • Porlock
  • Priorswood
  • Somerton
  • South Petherton
  • Street
  • Watchet
  • Wiveliscombe

Contact your Community Library for more information, or if you’d like to be involved.

Last reviewed: January 18, 2024 by Sophie

Next review due: July 18, 2024

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