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Libraries of Sanctuary

There are 64 public libraries in Lancashire, all of which have been granted Libraries of Sanctuary status. See

Anyone seeking sanctuary is welcomed and offered free membership and access to all our services.  They do not ask for proof of address or for any form of identification if you wish to access their services.

  • This includes book borrowing,  including  books in a range of foreign languages, for example Pashto, Polish, Ukrainian, French and Arabic to name a few.
  •  accessing digital resources including E-audio and e-Books,
  •  magazines and newspapers in different languages.
  • Using public computers

Our libraries regularly host FREE activities and events for example; ESOL Sessions, exercise classes, Bounce and Rhyme, Storytime sessions and family activities such as Lego clubs, coding club.

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Also once you register at the library you can access Transparent Learning for free here: