Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
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Send Me A Postcard
Friday, 31 May 2013, 2pm to 3pm
Listen to stories about favourite places and create a postcard for Qube's summer exhibition. Free event for children 5 and over. Places are limited so please pre-book with library staff.
For more information on Qube, follow the link on this page.
Oswestry Library serves the market town of Oswestry and its surrounding villages. For a location map, please follow the link on this page to Localview.
As well as an excellent book stock, there is a good range of DVDs and talking books. The Local History Centre holds the second largest collection of local studies material in the county for Shropshire, after Shropshire Archives in Shrewsbury. The collection also includes books which deal with Wales and the borders. Discover Shropshire volunteers hold drop-in local history advice sessions on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons.
Fifteen People's Network computers, with free broadband, are linked to the Internet. There is also free wi-fi access for members of the public wishing to use their own laptop computers.
A copy of a leaflet outlining services provided can be read or downloaded from the link on this page.
The Community Hub offering help and advice on council services, is now open in Oswestry Library and the library opening times have been extended so customers can now use both services for longer.
The Hub will also be hosting visits from voluntary organisations and other community services.
For more information please follow the link at the bottom of this page.
Every other Friday, 10.30am to 11.30am
Drop in to Oswestry Library for a friendly and informal work club. Meet people, share experiences and get help with returning to work. Come and talk to local organisations that give you advice and support when setting up your own business.
Local History Advice Sessions
Mondays 10am to 12noon and Fridays 1.30pm to 4pm
Advice and help on local and family history by the Oswestry Family and Local History Group. No appointment necessary.
Oswestry Library Reading Group
Last Wednesday of the month 4pm to 5.30pm
Everyone is welcome. For further information on this or other reading groups in the area, follow the links from this page.
Time to Listen
Every other Thursday 2pm to 3pm. Relax and listen in friendly company as library staff read aloud stories and poetry for adults.
Bookstart Rhyme Time and Story Time
Every other Monday
Children under 4, 1.30pm to 2pm
Babies under 18 months, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Free, fun sessions for pre-school children, their parents and carers. For a list of dates and information on other Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions in the area follow the link on this page.
Libraries we love!
Oswestry Library was chosen by the Reader Organisation, a charity
based in Liverpool that runs read-aloud reading groups across a number of
locations within the UK, to be included on their website as one of the ‘libraries
we love’. This is a list highlighting a range of different libraries that offer
outstanding and distinctive services.
Oswestry was recommended by founder and director Jane Davis, who recently visited the library and was impressed by its atmosphere and the services it offers to the local community.
The article reads ‘We love Oswestry library because the dedicated librarians
here fought hard for years in order to make the perfect library for their
community – and the results are amazing. There’s a drop-in centre by the
entrance for picking up info leaflets and self-service book loans; as you go
further inside, book-packed shelves that are on wheels so can be rejigged as
necessary; bright, quiet corners to read on your own, a ‘reading castle’ for the
children and an amazingly lit blue staircase designed by their own electrician'.