**** BREAKING NEWS *** 14th Nov 2020

The Library volunteers were delighted to have had the support of its committee members and Brighstone Parish Council, allowing us to continue operating during the most recent period of lockdown. In line with government policy, and following COVID-19 secure measures, books could be ordered just as before and collected from the library.

At the time of going to press, books can continue to be ordered and collected from the library on a Saturday morning between 10.00 and 1.00. We look forward to seeing you!

Books may be reserved in any one of the following 4 methods:

  1. By on-line access to the IOW library service at

You will need your Borrower ID (the barcode number on your library card) and your pin. If you have forgotten your pin, please call in the library and it can be reset.

  1. By telephoning the library on 01983 740446 during opening hours to speak to a member of staff or you can leave a message on the answerphone at any other time.

I you leave a message you will be required to leave the following:

  • Your First name.
  • Your Surname.
  • A contact phone number.
  • The title of the book(s) you require.
  • The book(s) Author.
  1. By sending an email to . Again, please include all of the information as listed above.
  2. If none of the above methods appeal to you, you may write a note and drop it through the letterbox.

It should be noted that having made a request, do not attempt to collect your book until you have received a confirmation date and time from a member of staff.

All of the above services are free of charge and there will not be any charges made for overdue books.

A pamphlet titled “Guidance for borrowers” is available here Re-opening Phase 1 – Guidance for borrowers or in paper form from the library.


To keep up to date with changes to the library service keep watching this web site or check the library Facebook page


Here are our normal opening hours

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 09:30 – 12:30
Wednesday – 09:30 – 12:30 (Summertime only from 1st April 2020)
Thursday – 13:30 – 16:00
Friday – CLOSED
Saturday – 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday – CLOSED

Tel: 01983 740446   or   email

Did you know that you can Access your Library On Line?

You can:

  • View your loaned items
  • Renew an item
  • See whats new in stock
  • Search the Library Catalogue
  • Request an Item not in stock
  • Suggest a Purchase
  • And much, much more

To login, you will need your library card number and your PIN. If you don’t know your PIN, contact the library who will be able to assist.

Click here to Login

News from Brighstone Community Library – YOUR LIBRARY

Facebook . The library has a new Facebook coordinator who posts regular updates. Go to Facebook and search for Brighstone Community Library.

Second-hand books are on sale. Children’s books, fiction paperbacks, hardback and softback non-fiction in good condition are available. We charge just 50p for paperback fiction with other books priced between 25p and £3. These are a vital part of the fundraising support to keep our library open.

 The Brighstone Museum – Why not visit the Brighstone Village Museum which shares our historic National Trust building. The Museum focus is on the history of Brighstone life over the years with plenty of fascinating artefacts. Please encourage your visitors to pop in. The Brighstone Village and Roll of Honour books are available to purchase.

We are a mine of Information.

Did you know that we have several folders in the library for you to peruse giving information about events and services across the Island and in Brighstone. We also have many helpful leaflets if you are in need of assistance on a variety of topics, as well as information on The National Trust.

Craft Books.

We have a good selections of craft book in the library available to borrow, could be useful with the Festive Season approaching.

Not a member of the library?

Joining is very simple, just pop in and we will issue you with your card, which means you can borrow books for any library on the Is-land, we are also able to reserve books from other libraries for you to collect in Brighstone.

New Volunteers.

New volunteers are always very welcome, just pop in and ask for further information. Full training is given.

Brighstone Village book – The updated Brighstone Village book is on sale in the library. Cost £12.00.

The Brighstone Roll of Honour book – provides details of all the heroes from Brighstone in WWI. Cost £5.00

Both make ideal gifts or souvenirs.


POETS AND POETRY – is the new display theme that will be set up this month.


There are several folders holding information about events and services happening in Brighstone and across the Island, as well as helpful leaflets if you need assistance on a variety of topics.

Don’t forget you can now also download e-books and e-magazines via the IOW Library service website – pop in for details.  If you have a tablet, this is a great way to download items to take on the move. 

We also hold jigsaw puzzles to borrow free of charge, or to buy for £1.50.

We are always happy to receive good quality paperback books, which are sold to help with our on-going fundraising. However, as storage space is limited, regretfully we cannot accept box loads of donations at any one time.


Wi-Fi is available so feel free to bring your own devices to wirelessly connect to the Internet.


There are knitting patterns in the library if you would like to participate in knitting for the Seafarers Mission. Imagine getting on a ship in summer in the Philippines, dressed in shorts and t-shirts.  You might find yourself transiting freezing Arctic waters with only your overalls to keep you warm. The Seafarers Mission distribute warm items to help out in this situation. Linda East is the liaison for the knitting.


Health Walks fortnightly. Every Tuesday afternoon departing at 1.30pm from the Library.

Brighstone Library Address:
Brighstone Community Library
North Street
PO30 4AX

New phone number 740446

Normal Opening Times:
Monday:  CLOSED
Tuesday:   9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Thursday: 1.30 pm –  4.00 pm
Friday:    CLOSED
Saturday: 10.00 am – 4.00pm
Sunday:   CLOSED

Among the Services available in our library are:

Books                               Reference Collection
Cassettes/CDs*              Local Studies Collection
Large Print                     Children’s Area
Reading Groups            Reservations*
Computing                     Second Hand Books for Sale
Printing *                       Laminating*

 *  Charges apply for these Services




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