Join a reading group

Swindon has many reading groups. Some are run independently of libraries, meeting in homes, pubs and other locations but often with our support as suppliers of books and guidance.

Swindon libraries also host many groups.

For details of other reading groups operating in the Swindon area, and open to new members, visit the Reading Groups for Everyone website.

Setting up your own reading group

If you would like to set up your own reading group then we can help you with support, guidance and the provision of books to borrow.

We also provide a specific library card for you, as the group leader, to use on behalf of your groups members. This has added benefits such as a longer loan period and the convenience of requesting sets of books for the whole group on one ticket.

Reading group subscriptions

There is a charge for all reservations of £1.40 per item, including reservations placed online. In order to support reading groups to manage their reservations for multiple copies of individual titles, we offer a reading group subscription service. This entitles your group to ten titles for £14.00 per group member.

Swindon Readers Group Network

We keep in contact with reading groups via the nominated leader, to update people on publisher offers and other relevant news and information. We also host an annual meeting for reading group members to chat about their recommended titles and to see the latest additions to our sets of books for reading groups.

Further information

If you would like more information about reading groups or the subscription service, contact

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