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Running a Reading Group in Lockdown

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The libraries may be closed but you can still run your group and "meet" with your friends.

What can we read?

There are a number of options to get your hands on books that you can discuss.

How do we access Libby?

Your group members will need to have a library card. If they are not a member they can join online here.
Download the Libby app to get the best experience then search, borrow, download and read in one place (plus you get access to magazines as well as e-books and audiobooks!). You can download up to 10 e-books, 10 audiobooks and 10 magazines.

If you wish to use the a laptop, PC or Kindle Fire visit

How do we "meet"?

There are a range of ways that you can arrange online meetings - with or without video!!
Below are a few services that offer both chat and video meetings - either via an app or website:

This list is not exhaustive nor do we endorse these particular services above any other, they are purely examples.

If I have a question who should I contact?

You can contact us here about the Libby service and their books.
We are not able to help with the online meetings though!

Page last updated: 23rd March 2021