The LAP is part of the Cambridgeshire City Council Library Service. It is free to join the library. Come and borrow a book and enjoy a coffee while you read.
The Library opening times are: 2.30pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday (6.30pm on Thursdays) and 10am until midday Saturdays, and ’story time’ every Friday at 10am for children under 5.
“I absolutely love it here with the café and the library”. Ingeburg Phillips of Melbourn
There are two ways to join the library:
1) Online via the Cambridgeshire City Council’s website. Simply complete the online form and your membership card will be sent to your in the post.
2) Visit the Melbourn LAP during opening hours and fill in a paper form. If you are able to provide identification you will be given your membership card immediately.
Did you know?
There are nearly 4500 books on the shelves at the Melbourn Hub. These include classics, light reading, young adult and children’s books.
Can’t see the book you are looking for?
In addition to the books on the shelves you can order in books of interest to you. You can either request a book on-line yourself from home; or if you are not confident using a computer you can ask a LAP volunteer to order a book for you. This is a free service and once the book you have requested has arrived at the Hub a member of the LAP team will contact you, so that you know it is ready for collection.
Specialist LAP loans
The LAP can also get large print books, audiobooks, music scores, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs and books in other languages. However there may be a small charge for some of these services. Ask a LAP volunteer about your loan requirements and they can provide you with a list of charges.
If you have difficulty visiting the Hub LAP please ask about the Home Library Service. This is a free service for the residents of Melbourn and surrounding villages. It is provided by LAP volunteers.
The Melbourn LAP service is run entirely by volunteers, there are no paid members of staff. The Melbourn LAP has been run by volunteers for over 10 years. Without volunteers like them giving up their time and skills for free, a wonderful service to Melbourn and surrounding villages would have been lost. The Hub is very pleased that the LAP has moved into their building, it is an asset to the whole community.