Melbourn Community Library is very much part of the Hub. It is entirely run by volunteers with the support of the Cambridgeshire Library Service. This means that we own the books on our shelves but borrowers also have access to the thousands of books held by libraries throughout Cambridgeshire and the other resources held centrally.
Having control over the buying of our books means that we can be sure that we keep our stock up to date. The ‘New Books’ is always a popular place to start browsing. For those with vision problems there is a whole selection of large print books.
We have a very good children’s section catering for the very young right though to young adult. The very young are also catered for by the very successful ‘Story Time’ which is run weekly by one of our volunteers. The session is half an hour of songs, rhymes and stories which is enjoyed by both the children and their carers. Afterwards quite a number stay on at the café for a chat and a coffee.
Although we do not have much room for non fiction we do have some books on local history and a complete set of the Melbourn Magazine. Over the years our collection of biographies has expanded, we now have books written by or written about a wide variety of people.
Anyone with a Cambridgeshire Library Services card can use the Melbourn Library, if not for browsing, for picking up books ordered on the internet. If you don’t have a card it is easy and free to join, just call in for an enrolment form.
We look forward to welcoming you to the library. We are open 2.30pm – 4.30pm every weekday & Sat 10.00am – 12.00pm
“I absolutely love it here with the café and the library”. Ingeburg Phillips of Melbourn