Library services

How to join

The library is free to join and open to all ages.

When you pick up your card you will need to provide evidence of your identity and where you live.

Children under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult when picking up cards only if your child wants to use the internet in the library.

Children under 8 years must have an adult with them when using the internet in the library.

What services are available?

Our libraries offer a range of educational and recreational services -  You can get online for free, take part in activities and learn new skills.

Library Plan

Transforming Our Libraries 2017 – 2021 is the document that Wigan Council will use to help guide and shape its library service between 2017 and 2021.

The plan, which was approved by full council on April 19th 2017, explains how the Council will ensure its statutory duty to deliver a “comprehensive and efficient” library service, which also contributes to the delivery of The Deal for the Future and sets out the service’s strategic direction over the next five years.

The library plan has been shaped by public and stakeholder feedback and acknowledges the important role libraries play within communities right across the borough, helping to support people's aspirations.

Home delivery

We are currently reviewing this service, which provides books to customers who are housebound or who have difficulty accessing their local library.

If you already use this service, we will work with you to find the best option for you. We are unable to take on any additional customers at present.

Part of the review of this service will include volunteers. If you would be interested in volunteering to support the library service, please contact your local library.


Struggling for something to read? Tried everything by your favourite author and need new ideas? Bookchoice can help, simply fill in the online form and you will receive recommendations tailored to your tastes.

Talking books

We are currently reviewing this service. Which provides talking books to customers who have a visual impairment or who may have difficulty holding books.

If you already receive this service, we will work with you to ensure the best option for you. We are unable to take on additional customers at present, but hope to have a new option for you in place by summer 2017.

RNIB offer a talking book service for people who have a visual impairment. Find out more about the RNIB book service.


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