Lowford Library

Who are we?

In 2020 Hampshire County Council decided to withdraw support from Tier 4 community libraries and offer them to the local communities to run independently.

As a result of local opinion, Bursledon Parish Council decided to support the transfer of the library for the benefit of the Bursledon Community.

On 6 April 2021 Bursledon Parish Council started the process of undertaking building works to redesign the library. 

A considerable amount of hard work was completed by Councillors and Volunteers recording some 3,500 books on new library software.

Currently 20 Library Volunteers[ we are always looking for more...]  help run a full self-service library that includes access to two new public computers. 

This is a new start for our community library and we look forward to expanding services over the next few months and years.

Please see further down this page for more details and links on how to join as a reader or a volunteer.


The Library system 

You can Browse our Books right now to whet your appetite; however you will to have registered as a member so you can reserve or borrow books. 

Where are we?

Bursledon has a small Community Library, close to the village centre in the Lowford Community Centre.


Library Opening Times

Visiting the library under Covid 

  • The maximum number of visitors will be limited to six.
  • You must wear a mask.
  • You must sanitise your hands on entering the library.
  • You must record your visit on the track and Trace App or sheet
  • Browsing times are limited to 15 minutes. 

Opening times: the library opening times are

Monday: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Friday: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed All day

Joining Bursledon Community Library

Join your library

To join your local library, complete the application form and forward to the clerk@bursledon-pc.gov.uk and bring it with you on your first visit.

Fancy Volunteering? - Join our Team of Library Volunteers

Would you like to do more? Meet your community? Learn new skills?  Then let your next step be joining our Library Volunteer team.

The Application form can be found here - forward to the clerk@bursledon-pc.gov.uk or bring it with you when you next visit.

 You can also just drop into the Library, when it's open, and talk to our current Library Volunteers...