Who are we?
In 2020 Hampshire County Council decided to withdraw support from Tier 4 community libraries and offered them to the local community 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 Hampshire County Council removed its equipment from the community library and Bursledon Parish Council started the process of undertaking building works to redesign the library and to install new computers and library software.
During the last few weeks, a considerable amount of hard work has been completed by councillors and volunteers to put new bar codes on our 3,500 books.
Once Covid restrictions are lifted the library will have two new public computers and will be a full self-service library supported by our volunteers.
We currently have approximately 20 volunteers who have been undergoing training on our new library software and we will be opening to the public from Tuesday 18 May, although the number of visitors at any one time will be limited under the current Covid Restrictions.
This is another new start for the library, and we look forward to growing over the next few months and years to benefit our residents and by being able to involve you in developing our services.
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 but will not be able to reserve or borrow books until the library is open and you have registered as a member. Browse our books.
Where are we?
Bursledon has a small Community Library, close to the village centre in the Lowford Community Centre.