Fulbourn Village Library was re-opened by volunteers in November 2003 after having been closed by the County Council in October 2003. We remained in the Old School Building until May 2009, when we moved to new premises at The Swifts, Haggis Gap.
Cambridgeshire Library Service provides us with 2 computers for public use and another computer, which links us to the computer system operated in all of Cambridgeshire Libraries. Anyone with a Cambridgeshire Library card or a Suffolk Library card can use our Library. The computer system enables us to request books for our customers from anywhere within Cambridgeshire Libraries and you can also request books from the Suffolk Library Service. Within the Library Service our Library is known as a Library Access Point (LAP) and there are currently ten LAPs in the County.
With the exception of some large print titles and some children's books which are supplied by the County Council, we rely on the generosity of the community from whom we have a steady supply of donations, both fiction and non-fiction.
We are open for 7 sessions, totalling 14 hours per week. We have 35 volunteers who give up their time to help run our Library. We have 2 volunteers on duty at all Library sessions. Our volunteers also sort out the donated books and get them ready for the Library by sticking in date labels & bar codes and cataloguing them.
How can you help us? If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and are 18 or over, then please visit the Library and leave your details with the volunteers on duty.
If you wish to donate books to our Library, then please bring them in during opening hours.
The most important help you can give us is by joining the Library (if you are not already a member) and by borrowing lots of books. The Library Service constantly monitors our success by looking at our borrowing figures. So far we have achieved the targets set, but if we are to ensure our continued success we need to increase our borrowings.
Library users are really pleased with our selection of books and are very grateful for all of our efforts. This makes it an extremely rewarding and worthwhile venture.
We will continue to run the Library, but we can only do it with your help
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