Libraries and archives

Find and join a library, borrow and reserve books, research local studies and online resources in Westmorland and Furness libraries.

Find a library near you

Find opening times, facilities, events and activities across Westmorland and Furness libraries.

Library membership

How to join a library in Westmorland and Furness and set up an online membership.

Local studies

We provide access to local research and studies online within Barrow, Kendal and Penrith libraries.

Library services for schools

Services aimed at supporting literacy and learning for early year settings, special, primary and secondary schools, as well as private settings and academies.

Archives centres

How to sign up for an Archive Card and book a visit to an Archive Centre in Westmorland and Furness.

Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Join us as we get into reading, get creative and fire up our imaginations to enjoy a whole new Summer Reading Challenge.