Barrow upon Soar Community Library

Upcoming Events and News - March 2018

Wednesday Evening Opening Hours to Change


After monitoring usage of the Library, we have decided to close the library at 6:00pm instead of 6:30pm on Wednesday evenings. The earlier closing time will commence from Wednesday 4th April.

This earlier closing time is due to very poor usage of the library during this last half hour of opening.

We apologise if this causes you any inconvenience.

Wednesday Evening Talk - Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

A free talk by Minaxi Odedra.

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you suffer from stress and/or anxiety? Do you live with chronic pain?

Who regulates your heart beat? When you need to act quickly - fight or flight where do you get the sudden burst of energy and strength from? Who extracts the nutrients and nourishments from the food you eat and utilise it into energy, new cells and maintenance of your body. It is the innate intelligence within us, within every cell in our body, within everyone of us that is in charge of our body and controls these. Trauma, stress, and illness (the natural fluctuations of life) unbalance the body’s state of health, but health is always at the core of the body’s intention.

Would you like to reconnect to the intelligence within you?

Would you like to reconnect to the healthy self?

Come and find out about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Barrow upon Soar Community Library,
North Street,
Barrow upon Soar,
LE12 8PZ.
Tel: 01509 416356




This savings account offers you a good rate of interest with instant access, and Barrow Community Library will receive an annual bonus which will help us keep the library open.

Pop in to the Library to pick up an application form for this savings account. Alternatively, download the form and print. Make sure you tick the Affinity Account box, and complete "Affinity Account for Barrow Community Library".

Take your completed form to the Loughborough Building Society on the High Street in Loughborough or any other branch. Don't forget to take photo id and proof of your address.


The Library can be hired for your event see details


The Barrow Community Partnership Library went Live on Monday 27th July 2015

BUSCA were officially handed the keys to Barrow Library on Monday 27th July. Our volunteers had been busy preparing themselves with training sessions and were ready to provide you with a service that was Business as Usual.

We now operate slighly longer opening hours than before, staying open over lunchtime on Wednesday and Friday. The evening opening day has changed from Friday to Wednesday:

Mon 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tue closed
Wed 10:00am - 6:30pm
Thu closed
Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 1:00pm

You will experience the same systems and services for book lending, computer use, photo-copying etc. In fact, we hope that you won't notice the difference and that we will be able to match the same level of excellent service that we have all enjoyed in the past.

We now have a coffee machine, so come to the library, relax and enjoy tea or coffee while you make your next literary selection.

If you have any queries, please contact or use the library phone 01509 416356

See our new Facebook page.

Library Information

If you have any questions or need assistance, the volunteer library staff will be pleased to help.

You can contact us during opening hours on 01509 416356.

A larger collection of stock can be found at Loughborough Library. It costs nothing to join the library or to borrow books (the basic service is free) and you are never too young to join!


  • Novels – a selection of popular hardback and paperback fiction with separate sections for crime, romance, westerns and science fiction/fantasy
  • Information books – most popular topics. Subject requests are free to support homework and study
  • Books in large print
  • Talking books (books on CD, small charge)
  • E-Books


  • Storybooks for children of all ages
  • Board books and picture books for babies and pre-school children
  • Talking Books for 11 years and under - no charge
  • Information books to help with homework and leisure reading
  • Books for teenagers
  • Books for parents on child related issues
  • Young Readers sessions (stories and rhymes) for under 7's. £1.00 donation to library funds per child per session.
    • Rhyme Time for 3s and under. Weekly on Fridays from 10:30am to 11:00am.

See some examples of Children's artwork, previously displayed at Barrow Library in 2005 and 2006.



  • General reference books available on-line
  • Local courses and evening classes
  • Local papers
  • Information about the local community including parish, district and county information
  • Local studies information including books, maps and village file on Barrow upon Soar, Parish records for Barrow upon Soar and Walton on the Wolds together with some census records.
  • Ancestry Library Edition and Find my Past are available in this library free of charge to do family history research

Our Public Access computers are based on the Apple Mac, and offer the following features:

  • Facilities are free to library users except for a small charge for printing
  • Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult
  • Free computer taster courses – ask library staff for help
  • Public access via Broadband to the World Wide Web including email
  • WiFi access so you can use your own device
  • Microsoft Office programs available
  • Scanner and Printer
  • Online public access to the Library catalogue


  • Photocopying (up to A3 size)
  • Microfiche reader
  • Laminating (up to A4 size)
  • Arts & Crafts sales
  • Stationery sales



  • Ramp to entrance
  • Library is all on one level with wide aisles
  • Car park available at rear


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Last Updated. 09-March-2018 By Keith