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Buckby Library and Hub is a community run group formed to provide services and activities to the Northamptonshire village of Long Buckby and its surrounding villages.

Latest News

We are inching ever closer to being able to re-open our doors for safely distanced book selection, refreshments, groups, classes and events. During the closure period book fines and photocopying/printing/computer use charges have been suspended however these will resume from 5th October across all Northamptonshire libraries. You can return books through our letterbox at any time before this date.

If you prefer to keep your books a while longer, please ensure you renew them to avoid future charges. This can be done online if you have your library card and PIN. Please visit https://www.librarycatalogue.northamptonshire.gov.uk/web/arena/protected/loans. If you cannot remember your PIN you can telephone 0300 126 1000 but you will require your library card.

We are working hard on ensuring the Library adheres to Governmental and NCC Covid guidelines for visitors and will publicise these measures on our website, in the Library noticeboard and on our answerphone as we approach an opening date.

If you have any questions please email us on info@buckbylibraryhub.org or call us direct on 01327 842591. Please note that on the days that we are closed an answerphone will be in operation and whilst we regularly monitor this number for messages there may be a short delay in our responding to queries.

Book Trolley

Need a Book? Borrow one of ours!

We are wondering if you are missing the book trolley that usually sits outside of the Library? We have been trying to work out how we could keep it going whilst the Library has to be closed and decided to try it sitting just inside the gate at No 9 on the High Street (next to the Bakery).

We’ll put it out when entire mornings and/or afternoons are expected to stay dry.

How We Met Covid-19 Head On

Long Buckby is hugely proud of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have come together as we always knew we would, united in helping everyone through these challenging times: individuals, families and businesses.

There are so many doing so many great things that most people will never know about but this video gives just a hint of what this village is all about and also speaks for those not shown but who have, and still are, there for everyone.

What’s Happening

Sadly, we are still not able to reopen. However, we are not standing still! We have been revamping the kitchen with the help of some donations in kind and the dedicated work of volunteers. We are developing plans to improve all of our garden areas over the next 12-15 months, to create safe and inclusive spaces for relaxation with others. We continue to fundraise and we have had some recent application successes, please see our Grants page. And in the meantime the Library borrow a book trolley can still be found outside No 9 High Street during fine weather.

Library Reopening News

Following recent government guidelines we have been advised that Northamptonshire Country Council are reopening libraries across the county in a phased operation, please see their message below. Unfortunately Long Buckby will not be in the early wave of openings.