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Welcome to the Harris Library
Located at Preston Guild Hall

The Harris Library: 9am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday – Closed Sundays

IT Services: Please note we close at 5pm but services are switched off at 4.40pm. We are open all day for drop-ins and you can also book at the Guild Hall IT desk, you will be able to log on for up to 2 hours from 9am onwards.

Easter and May Closures
: If you are thinking of visiting us, please bear in mind that we will be closed on the following dates: Friday 29 March, Monday 1 April, Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May 2024.

Latest News

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Toddler Sessions at St Matthew's Mission

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Lancashire Libraries Reading Trail Scheme

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Little Steps

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Sing-Along With Bounce and Rhyme At Home 

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Harris Your Place

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Harris Your Place First Look: The Library

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Harris Your Place First Look: Family Library

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Harris Your Place

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Enjoy Online

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Digital Resources for Harris Kids

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Fun Children’s Activities From The British Library

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Mental Health and Reading

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Baby Bounce & Rhyme at Preston Guild Hall

Sharing songs and rhymes is a fun way for babies and toddlers to develop their language skills! Taking place every Tuesday 10.30am – 11am in the Harris Library, in its temporary ‘home from home’ in the Guild Hall, Preston.

SING ALONG AT HOME

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We’re so much more than a place to borrow books! Computer Classes, Baby Bounce and Rhyme for parents and children, support for applications online for the NHS Healthy Start scheme plus much much more…

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North West Reads

North West Reads Book 19: When the Lights Go Out by Carys Bray

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North West Reads Book 18: The Outsiders by James Corbett

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North West Reads Book 17: The Wildwater Women by Ellie Wood

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North West Reads Book 16: The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

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Staff Recommendations: Young Readers

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When Jelly Had a Wobble by Michelle Robinson and Tom Knight

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Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

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#Goldilocks by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

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The Hug by Eoin McLaughlin

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Your Library At Home

 

Your Library at Home

The digital hub for all the main online resources available from Lancashire libraries, including eBooks, local history, eAudiobooks and more.

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BorrowBox

BorrowBox

BorrowBox is the eBook and audiobook library for Lancashire libraries.

You’ll find a wide assortment of books available and you can sign up in minutes. All you need is your library card number and pin.

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Book Recommendations

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LGBTQ+ History Month: Winter Love by Han Suyin (1962) and The Night Watch by Sarah Waters (2006)

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Women and Power by Mary Beard

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Halloween Books

The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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Book Reviews

10 Reading Escapes For Self-Isolation

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Helen’s Picks For World Book Day

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Our Top 5 Stephen Fry Audiobooks

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The Best Children’s Books to Read in Isolation

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Ask a Librarian

Ask a library related question to a Lancashire librarian, between Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

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Home Library Services

We can deliver books to your house if you’re unable to travel to a library because of health, age or disability.

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