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During the Summer of 2018 it became clear that Castle Cary was to lose its vital library services unless immediate action was taken. A small group gathered together.........

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Membership of Castle Cary Community Library gives you access to books and so much more. You will also have access through Libraries West and RBdigital to books.......

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Good news! Castle Cary Community Library has opened again

Welcome back. The library is now open from Tuesday 18 August but with a few changes. We will operate a 1 in 1 out policy. You will not be able to browse the shelves and will have to use our new Order and Collect service. Simply fill out a form either on line at SomersetLibraries, by calling 07579049109 or by picking up a form in the library when we open. You can order anything from our library shelves including books, large print books, audiobooks and DVDs. No charges or fines will be issued for any items borrowed. Of course, you can still use the wonderful e-service : e-books, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines.

On opening, the public network computer will be available on Friday afternoons only. This must be pre-booked by emailing ccylib@somerset.gov.uk or librariesmail@somerset.gov.uk.

Much effort has been put into making the library a safe environment for you. We will very much appreciate your understanding when using the new layout and the systems we have put in place. Please note that face coverings are now required in libraries at all times.

Library Opening Hours

Day Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am-12.00pm and 2-3pm
Wednesday 10am-12.00pm and 2-3pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 10am-12.00pm
Saturday 10am-12.00pm
Sunday Closed

Public Network Computer

Day Opening Times
Friday 2-3pm Pre-booking required

Where to Find Us

Castle Cary Community Library, Bailey Hill, Castle Cary BA7 7AA

Library Closure – Coronavirus

All Somerset libraries, including our own library in Castle Cary, will be closing because of the Coronavirus epidemic at the end of the today (18 March 2020) until further notice.

New from Libraries West – Ancestry

If you have always thought about doing some family history research but never got around to it, now is the perfect time. Ancestry.com, which has previously only been available in libraries, is now available for you to use at home. You just have to log in to Libraries West in the normal way and then you click on to the blue words “Access to Ancestry … Continue reading New from Libraries West – Ancestry »

E-books, Audiobooks, Magazines and Newspapers

Please remember that despite the temporary closure of the library you can still download e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers either by visiting SomersetReads.co.uk or using the links on our own Essential Information page. Underneath this you will see that Libraries West is also offering access to medici.tv until 15 May. If you enjoy classical music, opera or ballet this channel has some amazing content. Of … Continue reading E-books, Audiobooks, Magazines and Newspapers »