Family Library Service

Hello everyone
You may know that libraries are being allowed to open on the Island from Wednesday 20th May 2020.


Sadly, we will not be opening on that day, as we need to ensure the safety of our members and staff and for us to apply all the relevant social distancing measures in the Family Library.


We are working towards a date in the very near future so that we can open up again. We will have to, for the foreseeable future, change some of the activities we usually offer but please be reassured that we won’t be stopping these, just modifying how we offer them and of course how you can borrow books again on a regular basis.


Please keep an eye out on Facebook and press releases, for further updates, and please share this with friends and family that you think may be interested, thank you.


We are thinking about you all and can’t wait to see you back in our Family Library again as soon as we can, safely, thank you.:)

Sue, Michelle and Sarah

Mobile Library Service

As you will have heard, the Island’s libraries are allowed to open from today, Wed 20th May 2020.


Due to the ongoing requirement to maintain social distancing of 2m we will be unable to offer access to the Mobile Library on our regular fortnightly timetable, however we intend to run an alternative doorstep delivery service.


We will be contacting our borrowers this week to ask if they would like this service and advising what day we will deliver – initially 4 week’s books starting on Tuesday 26th May 2020. We will also collect returned books.


We will not be making this offer to those in residential homes at this time, as many are still closed to visitors, and it is our priority to maintain the safety of our borrowers.


We will also be delivering to users of our Home Library Service if required.


If you have on-line access to our website and would like to request specific books then please ask for your membership number.


If you would prefer to collect a bag of books from us at The Family Library, Douglas, that can be arranged also.


Once we are able we will be returning to our usual busy Island-wide service and look forward to hearing your lock-down stories and catching up with your news.


If you have any queries please contact us on 640650, or email .


If you know of anyone who would like this service but is not a member of our library then please get in touch.


We've missed you...


Sally, Kerry-Ann, Jan, Rakie & Graeme


Family or Mobile or Schools

Westmoreland Road


Isle of Man


T 01624 640650

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Registered Charity Number 1211




Family Library is the Registered Business name of Family Library Limited, a company limited by Guarantee registered in the Isle of Man No. 008654V and a Manx Registered Charity No 1211.

Registered address: First Floor, Jubilee Buildings, Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM1 2SH. Directors: K Roosen,  S Kissack