Lowford Library

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.


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: Closed all day
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

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

Would you like to do more? Meet your community? Learn new skills then join our Library Volunteer team.

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