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There are 32 libraries in Somerset (and one mobile library) all offering a welcoming and safe space for you, and a place where you can use a range of services free of charge. This includes

  • Learn English with a free, online service for all library members, with courses for adults and children. See our Learning Online page
  • Wi-Fi
  • Books in a range of languages and dual language books for children and adults – staff may need to order these for you, but there is no reservation fee
  • Borrow a data-enabled iPad for up to 6 weeks
  • Access to library computers so you can use the internet or create and print out documents – there will be a small charge for printing
  • Online services, including free e-newspapers, e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines – all available to download onto a phone, tablet or laptop

Guests from Ukraine


Please note – guests from Ukraine can now access a new collection of e-books and e-audiobooks in Ukrainian for children and adults using a free app

There are a range of services in place, including:

  • story times and craft activities for children
  • employment support
  • NHS health checks

To access all these services, you can become a member of Somerset Libraries free of charge. Just ask a member of staff to help you – they will need to know your

  • name
  • address in the UK
  • date of birth
  • email address or telephone number – if you have one

Children can have their own library card too, ask staff for details.

If you do not wish to become a member, that’s fine – you are still very welcome to visit our libraries and attend any free activities and groups.

Last reviewed: February 2, 2024 by Qi

Next review due: August 2, 2024

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