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SW Region of Readers

Volunteer Reader Leader opportunity

If you love reading and want to get involved in sharing your passion with others, there are opportunities for a Volunteer Reader Leader and for Volunteer Shared Reading Advocates on the South West Region of Readers Shared Reading project we are developing at Calne Community Hub and Library. For more information, visit South West Region of Readers.


British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive has recently been added to our online resource collection. It gives free access to millions of newspaper articles from the British Library newspaper collections from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

You can search the archive from home but you will need to visit the library to view any articles that you discover on the library computers.

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Wiltshire records on Ancestry

Records from the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre have recently been added to Ancestry. The records cover the period 1538 to 1916 and include baptisms, marriages and burials in Church of England parishes across Wiltshire. 

These records can be accessed from home with a personal Ancestry subscription or for free by visiting any Wiltshire library or the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre and accessing Ancestry on the free public access computers. For more information, visit the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre news pages.

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Donations to library stock

The library service can use your recently read books it's a great way to recycle them!

We welcome books that are in good physical condition and up to date, where this is important. Our experience suggests that books published within the last two to three years are most popular.

You can donate books via your local library.

Please note, all donated books are accepted on the understanding that the library service is free to use, sell or otherwise dispose of them to meet the needs of the service.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept donations of DVDs due to licensing issues.

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New DVDs and Blu Rays every time you visit!

Wiltshire's Libraries continue to offer a range of the latest films and TV releases on DVD (and Blu Ray at Salisbury, Trowbridge and Chippenham libraries) the week they are released. Latest titles can be hired for an entire week for just £3.20!

Whether you're a fan of blockbuster films, want to revisit Downton Abbey, are hooked on Game of Thrones, or want to sample some World Cinema, there's bound to be something to try.

For more information, you can view our DVD hire page or drop in to your local library to see what's available.

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Last updated: 6 November 2017 | Last reviewed: 6 November 2017