Rawdon Community Library


Due to the requirement for people aged 70+ to self-isolate, unfortunately the library will have insufficient numbers of available volunteers to cover our current opening hours.

Regretfully therefore, with effect from Thursday 19 March the library will be closed until further notice.

We are looking into the possibility of opening Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm but this is dependent on our volunteers and the developing situation in respect of the spread of the coronavirus.

Please keep checking our Facebook page for updates.

All library groups and activities are cancelled until further notice, with the exception of the independently run Yoga class (Wednesday evenings), Pilates (Sunday evenings) and Aireborough Gamers Club (Saturday afternoon) which will continue for the present time.

All planned Events (including the Great Rawdon Get-Together on 20 June) and Talks/Lectures etc are cancelled until further notice.

For up to date Government information on the Covid-19 virus please visit this website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Aireborough Community Gamers presents a Board Games Club

Saturday's 1pm - 6pm (and sometimes later) Adults £2 Children £1. Come along to be introduced to...

Crochet Lessons

Tutored crochet lessons suitable for complete beginners or for anyone who learnt years ago and has...

Sing – along

The sing – along Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 2pm – 3.30pm. Everyone is...

Story Time for under 5’s

Under 5’s, brothers, sisters, parents and carers are all welcome! Meet new people, have a chat and...

Relaxation Group

This group Meet on most Fridays 10.30am – 12.00 noon. We ask for a contribution of £2.00 per...

Reader’s Group

The Reader’s Group meets every four weeks on Monday afternoons from 2.00 – 3.00 pm at the Library....

Railway Interest Group

This active and friendly group meets on the 3rd Monday of every month 2 – 4pm. The group mainly...

Needle Crafts

The group meet every 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month between 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. An...

Local History Group

The group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 10.30 am. A new local history group has...

Gardening Group

Do you enjoy gardening? Do you know a lot and would like to share your knowledge? Do you know very...

French Conversation

Meeting on alternate Wednesday afternoons from 2.00 – 3.00pm, participants in French Conversation...

Coffee Mornings

Everyone is invited to our friendly coffee mornings held in the main library on the 1st and 3rd...

We continually refresh our selection of fiction and non fiction books.
Books can be lent for a period of up to three weeks.
RCL members can also reserve books.

We also have a really well stocked Children’s Library section where you can drop in and have a read with the kids. You don’t even need to be an RCL member!

We are proud to possess the best collection of local historical archives in the form of books and journals, which are available to Rawdon Community Library members.
RCL members also have access to the “Find My Past” and the“British Newspaper Archive“ websites via the computers in the library.

There are four computers available to Rawdon Community Library (RCL) members for study, work or leisure.

For more information, such as whether payment is required to attend an event or activity, be sure to visit our activities page.


To become an RCL member please register at the library counter or sign up online using the REGISTER button!

Membership to RCL is FREE!