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Mobile Library

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Mobile Library to be discontinued?

The mobile library van which serves our area has broken down.   Unfortunately, it is too expensive to repair, let alone replace, so we may well lose this valuable service.

WSCC will make a decision in November, at the earliest.

Home Library Direct

If you can't visit a library because of age, illness, disability, mobility problems or caring responsibilities, a volunteer can bring you books and audiobooks free of charge.

Find out more at

E-lending service

West Sussex Library Service also offers a 24-hour virtual library service with free access to a wide range of ebooks and audio books, eMagazines and eNewspapers.

The service is completely free. Library customers can borrow ten eBook titles and ten eAudio titles for up to three weeks, there are no loan charges and loans automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are no late fees. There also one hundred magazines to download covering gardening, cookery, cars, computers and other popular subjects. eNewspapers are available and there is a huge range of UK and overseas titles to choose from.

There are over five thousand eBook and fifteen hundred eAudio titles available giving customers a wide choice of genres, including crime, historical, classics and children’s titles.

To borrow an eBook all you need is your library card number and PIN. If you don’t know your PIN you can ask at your local library or it can be requested online via the library website.

You can use many of the popular ereaders and tablets such as Kindle Fires, Ipads, Kobo and Nook eReaders and Android tablets and phones. Unfortunately our eBooks won’t work with Kindle eReaders such as the Kindle Paperwhite. Please check the website for compatible devices. You can also listen to an eAudiobook on a mobile device (e.g. tablet, smartphone etc.)

You can find out more about the eLibrary by visiting your local library, or online at:


Local libraries
Book Club

Clapham has an informal Book Club which meets once a month to discuss a book that everyone has read;  members take it in turns to choose the next book.  Meetings are held on a Wednesday evening in members' homes.


There are currently a couple of vacancies; if you're interested, contact Sian Fletcher for more details.

How to set up a new Book Club


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