Bovingdon Community Library

In April 2018 a committee was formed to manage the conversion with the library services of our village Library into a Community Library run by volunteers.

On Monday 4th February 2019 we became a fully fledged Community Library run by volunteers for the benefit of the Community, with 20 hours of on-site library staff support. Monday afternoon and Saturday morning sessions are run totally by volunteers with library support by phone.

The Library is open 30 hours a week.


Community Library Opening Times

 For all enquiries, including renewals, please call 0300 123 4049.

MONDAY                       14:00  to 18:00       volunteers only

TUESDAY                       09:00  to 18:00       volunteers with on-site staff support

WEDNESDAY                closed

THURSDAY                    14:00  to 18:00       volunteers with on-site staff support

FRIDAY                           09:00  to 18:00       volunteers with on-site staff support

SATURDAY                    09:00  to 13:00       volunteers only      



Community Library Committee

Adrian Watney
Communications & Social Media
Events/Future Programmes
Helen Ellis
Patty Taylor
Volunteer Management
Jane Gilmore
Julie Steer
David Wright

Community Library Volunteers

Induction sessions were held in May and June 2018 and training with Library staff started at the end of June. Two further induction sessions were held for additional volunteers in October and November. We now have over 60 volunteers.  

We are still looking volunteers 2.15 / 2.30 hours a week or the following sessions -

Tuesday 13:30-16:00 weekly

Friday 11:00-13:30 weekly

Friday 16:00-18:15 weekly

If you would like more information about volunteer roles or to contact the Committee, please e-mail: