Joining the Leisure Library
Once registered, you’ll have access to all public libraries in Doncaster.
If you’re already a member of Doncaster Libraries, you can use your card here.
Is there an App?
Yes! – there’s an app you can use to keep track of the books you’ve loaned from Doncaster City Council libraries.
You can find more details about the app on the Doncaster Libraries app page or just search your app store for the “Doncaster Libraries” app.
The Library team are available during normal opening hours to provide assistance or answer enquiries. You’re welcome to contact us in person, by telephone 01302 642890 or DRI ext. 642890, or email email@example.com
Borrowing, renewing and reserving Leisure Library Books
Search for items using the Doncaster Libraries catalogue
Items not in stock at DRI may be requested from other Doncaster libraries. Items can be returned to any public library in Doncaster.
Would you like something short, exciting and quick to read? Why not try a Quick Read?
Quick Reads aim to show that reading for pleasure is for everyone, whatever your interest and ability.
A selection of Quick Reads, many of which are written by well-known authors, is now available from the Leisure Library – ask the library team for details.
Doncaster Libraries provide free 24 hour access to eBooks, eAudio and music downloads.
Check out Doncaster Libraries A – Z eResources
24 Hour library
Doncaster library members can enjoy the benefits of free access to several online information sources, including Oxford Reference, Public Information Online and Life in Great Britain (Citizenship information) from home even when the libraries are closed.
To access all the resources in the 24 hour library collection, you will need your Doncaster library card number and PIN.
Further information can be found 24 hour library page.
Library Space: computers, study space, PODs and relaxation
The Leisure Library offers a comfortable environment for study, group work or e-learning, plus relaxed seating areas where you can just spend some quiet time. PCs are available for DBTH colleagues and learners. PODs are great for teams calls.
PCs and PODs can be booked please call 01302 642890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately we are not able to provide PC access to patients.
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Ward Trolley Service for Patients
For patients unable to visit the DRI Leisure library in person, a ward trolley service of leisure reading is provided on a regular basis throughout the week.
Audio books are also available for loan – please ask the Library Volunteers for further information when they visit your ward.
Health & Well-being Collection, Books on Prescription and Mood-boosting Books
For more information, please go to our Health and Well-being page.
We can also signpost you or your patients to online sources of reliable patient information for both adults and children for a very wide variety of conditions – please ask a member of the library team or see the online guide to health information websites
And Finally – The Spotlight Reading Group
Would you like to discover some new authors? Read books you’d never normally go near?
Break out of your normal reading habits with the Spotlight Reading Group.
Books are selected by the Literacy Team based at Central Library, Doncaster, and issued at the start of each month for two months.
Once you’ve read the book, it would be great to hear what you thought of it – write as much or as little as you like. Simply submit a book review.
How to contact us
The Leisure Library at DRI is situated on the basement corridor, between the Pharmacy and the Chapel.
Tel: 01302 642890 or DRI ext. 642890
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00am-4.30pm.
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