Community Managed Libraries

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Community Managed Libraries Covid update

Community Managed Libraries (CMLs) run by Direct Help and Advice (DHA) will be operating a Select and Collect service. To find out which libraries are open, and their opening times, please check DHA’s Facebook pages or the DHA website for details.

Community Managed Libraries

Ten Derby libraries are community managed. Direct Help and Advice (DHA) will be responsible for running the ten libraries in partnership with Community Action Derby and Citizens Advice South Derbyshire and City.

You can expect the same service you’re used to, such as book loans and access to computers, but the local charity will also provide vital services right in the hub of your community. This includes legal advice on housing as well as support on benefits and managing debt.

For more information, visit Direct Help and Advice's website here.

Allenton Library 

Tel: 01332 642310

Allestree Library

Tel: 01332 559761 

Blagreaves Library

Tel: 01332 255403

Chellaston Library 

Tel: 01332 702614

Derwent Library

Tel: 01332 642250 Email:

Mackworth Library

Tel: 01332 642410

The Phillip Whitehead Memorial Library, Chaddesden Park

Tel: 01332 672352

Sinfin Library

Tel: 01332 647933

Spondon Library

Tel: 01332 662708 Email: 

Springwood Library

Tel: 01332 669123 Email: 

A chance to volunteer

Community Action Derby is helping DHA to recruit volunteers who will play a vital role in contributing to the success of these libraries. 

Whether you want to work with customers or behind the scenes, you can contact Community Action Derby for more information on 01332 346266.