Starting or joining a group
Our friends at the Reading Agency maintain a database of the reading groups in the UK. If you would like to start your own reading group download the Reading Agency's How to Start a Reading Group resource pack for tips on how to get started.
To find a reading group that’s accepting new members and express an interest in joining, visit Finding a Group at Readinggroups.org.
If you're interested in joining a reading group that meets regularly in a Newcastle Libraries branch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
Borrowing books for your reading group
Newcastle Libraries has more than 230 titles available for reading groups to borrow. Discover reading group titles on Newcastle Libraries catalogue.
Request the title you'd like by emailing Newburn Library.
It's best to choose two or three titles as some may already be on loan. Your reading group leader will receive an email when books are ready to be collected from your chosen pick-up library. Books may be collected by the group leader or by individual group members. If collecting from City Library, visit the information pods on level 3.
We can also offer access to copies of e-books and e-audiobooks to those who prefer to use digital devices. Email email@example.com with your request.
As soon as you’re finished with your book, return it to any Newcastle libraries branch. Easy!
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You can meet online
Newcastle Libraries can also help to facilitate reading groups who wish to continue to meet online or prefer hybrid meetings. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can borrow online
You can download eBooks and eAudio books from Borrowbox. Some titles can be downloaded by multiple users, so all your group can read / listen to the same title at the same time. Look out for the section called Always Available - eBooks & Always Available eAudio books. These titles change from month to month so it's worth checking regularly.