Haddenham Community Library is part of Buckinghamshire County Library Service which means that joining Haddenham Community Library means you join every library in the county! If you already have a Buckinghamsire library card it will work in our library, but if not, follow the Join for Free link below, print the form, fill it in and then visit the library with proof of your name and address. It's totally free! (Under 16s will need a parent or guardian signature.)
Once you've joined you will be given a 4-digit PIN number which, when paired with the number on the back of your card, means you can access plenty of wonderful (and free!) online resources.
However, if the physical book is more for you, Haddenham Community library caters for all your needs - see Resources and Facilities below.
Unless the books you have onloan are reserved by someone else, you can renew items up to 4 times - either online or in any Buckinghamshire library upon presentation of your membership card.
RESOURCES AND FACILITIES
In Haddenham -
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biographies, Large Print Fiction, Large Print Non-Fiction
Children's and young persons library
A collection of reference books which may be borrowed and also a small number that are not available for borrowing- for the purpose of referring to within the library. Customers are welcome to browse these at their own leisure.
Newspapers and Magazines
If you are unable to find what you are looking for on the shelves, please ask library staff who will try to obtain it for you. If we do not have the item in stock, it can usually be reserved from another library. There is a charge of 60p per reservation except for junior members of the library and those aged over 64.
Did you know?
You can borrow up to 20 items at a time!
Although most of our stock belongs to the county, many items have also either been donated by patrons or purchased with the library funds.
Wifi and Computer Resources
Free Wifi (must be over 16 years of age) using own device plus charging stations
Public Computer Access
Library members are entitled to 1 hour free computer internet access per day upon presentation of their library card. This is subject to borrowers' appropriate use of their membership (i.e. if you refuse to pay outstanding fines, we refuse to give you free internet access!)
Non Members are charged 50p per 15 mins
Scanning, Printing and Photocopying
Printing from the public computers is available, and carries the same charge as photocopying. The charges per sheet are:
A4 Black & White - 20p
A3 Black & White - 25p
A4 Colour - 50p
A3 Colour - 75p
Scanning - £1 minimum charge, 25p each additional page (any colour and size)
This is a facility and not a service, and so staff will not necessarily be able to assist you. The library cannot be held responsible if something goes wrong.
The Library offers a wide range of free online resources to its borrowers:
eBooks, eAudiobooks, Newspapers, magazines, history, family history, music, literature, business and careers, general reference
All you need to access any of the above is your library card number (the bar code) and PIN code. If you don't know your four digit PIN or you've forgotten it, click here to change your PIN online:
Audiobooks from Borrow Box
Read e-newspapers and e-magazines
From county library service:
Listen to e-books and
Get your library apps from
KEEPING IN TOUCH
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The HCL Volunteers Book Club has recently finished
'The Salt Path' by Raynor Winn
The uplifting true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline.
"This is a book I would not normally have chosen to read, but I found it compelling"
"All too easy to see how quickly life situations can change and lead into poverty and homelessness"
"I admired the sheer free-spirited courage it must have taken to do what they did"
Some of the Library volunteers meet as a book club although at the moment we exchange views via email because of Covid restictions. We will keep you informed here about what we are reading and if you wish to join us please contact the library manager and we can include you in our email discussions.
The Book Club is currently reading ...
On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming for discussion on December 9th
The Reading Agency
The Reading Agency is a charity which aims to bring reading to every facet of society and promote the benefits of reading in living a fulfilling life.
You may be interested in reading about their activities in which libraries play such an important part.
Link to The Reading Agency digital hub here.