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Books, audiobooks and many more

Reading benefits our overall sense of wellbeing. It helps us unwind and connect to the wider world.

Cambridgeshire Libraries provide books, audiobooks, eBooks, eComics, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers. These include various genres and subjects to suit everyone’s taste and needs.

Go to our Library Catalogue to join the library, search titles or authors, and access free e-Books. If you run or take part in a reading group, you might also like to make use of our resources for reading groups. Please read information about visiting a library, including our opening times and a map of library locations.

For children and young people

Visit the children and young people in libraries page to discover our fantastic books and resources for young readers. Once in the page, you can find information about the Bookstart scheme, resources for special educational needs, stories in other languages, and library services for the 5-11 and the 11-16 years old.

For people with a visual or print impairment

We have a range of services and resources for adults and children with a vision or print impairment. This includes lists of local and national organizations offering other resources and assistance.

Reading Well collections and Mood Boosting Books

Reading Well collections are lists of self-help books as well as fiction, autobiography and poetry books recommended by health professionals and people with lived experiences of health conditions. These collections are curated by the Reading Agency, the charity who works with public libraries and promotes the benefit of reading.

Cambridgeshire libraries have made Reading Well books available for our customers to borrow. The booklists include:

Reading Well Mood Boosting Books is another collection put together by the Reading Agency. These books are recommended by readers and reading groups, with uplifting titles including novels, poetry and non-fiction. They are also available from Cambridgeshire Libraries.

You can find Reading Well collections and other books to support your wellbeing on the library catalogue Discover Health and Well-being section and on your Libby App. Alternatively, please ask library staff for information when you visit the library.

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