Barrow Library

Opening hours, facilities and activities available at Barrow Library.

Library facilities

The library provides:

  • browsing and borrowing
  • computer access
  • printing
  • loanable storysacks
  • loanable dementia bags
  • reading group loans
  • photocopying
  • requests
  • toilets
  • in person activities and events
  • disabled access
  • Nowcard

Virtual tour of Barrow Library

The virtual tour of Barrow Library means you can see the layout before you visit.

To navigate click or drag on the screen to rotate 360 degrees around each image, click or tap on the black arrows on the floor to move around the buildings. Click or tap on the black i circles to find out more information about that area.

The virtual tour is funded by Library On.

Local studies

Find out what microfilms and local resources are available at Barrow Library

Reading group

The reading group meets every first Monday of every month from 4.45pm to 5.45pm.

If you're not a member of a reading group and you would like to set one up, you can contact the Reading Group Loan Service.


We offer a range of events across our libraries, such as author talks and learning events.

To browse or book, search our Westmorland and Furness Eventbrite page


Browse activities available at this library

Health and wellbeing support

This library provides:

  • specialist collection of books to answer questions on autism
  • dementia resource bags - these are aimed for use at home with individuals or family members affected by dementia to promote reminiscence or discussions

Books that can help with your health and wellbeing

Books can be recommended by GPs or other health professionals from the relevant Reading Well list.

Reading Well collections available at Barrow library:

  • Reading Well for mental health
  • Reading Well for children
  • Reading Well for teens
  • Reading Well for dementia
  • Reading Well for long term conditions

The books can be borrowed and requested free of charge.

For more information read our health and wellbeing support page

Social stories

Social stories have been created to help you when you are visiting a library.  They describe what you can expect when you visit the library, including where things are located and what kinds of items you can borrow. Reading this social story before a visit can help you feel more comfortable and confident about your visit. If you still have questions about visiting the library, please contact us.

Family Hub 

Your local Family Hub is a free, friendly service, offering practical and emotional support for you and your family.  Just call into the library and talk to the team.

Family Hub

How to get here

Bus station 200 meters from the library.

There's no customer parking on site.

Login to your library account

Here you can search the catalogue, view your library account and renew items.

If you're not a member, you can apply for a library membership.


Barrow Library
Ramsden Square
LA14 1LL
United Kingdom


There is disabled access to this building.

Opening times

Monday: 9:30am to 6pm

Tuesday: 9:30am to 6pm

Wednesday: 9:30am to 6pm

Thursday: 9:30am to 6pm

Friday: 9:30am to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

This library is closed on public and bank holidays.



Barrow Library