Mitcheldean Community Library

It is over four years since Mitcheldean Library became Mitcheldean Community Library. We are proud to say that our library provides services to and draws volunteers from Mitcheldean, Lea, Drybrook, Longhope, Huntley, Ruardean Hill and the surrounding areas.


Thanks to our team of dedicated volunteers it is growing in every way:


Did you know that we buy new books every month?


Our shelves are stocked with many of the latest publications....Call in and tell us who your favourite authors are.


We have a well stocked Junior Section and the library participates in the annual Summer Reading Challenge.



Book Donations Policy


Mitcheldean Library is grateful for assistance from the community in time spent and in donations given. However we now find that we are overwhelmed by books which have been donated with the best of intentions.

Our customers have consistently praised us for the number of NEW books, we provide, therefore our policy must be to provide the best of new publications in the library.


Donations Policy July 2016


1. We are now only able to accept donations of books in good condition and which have been published in the past two years.

2. We will still accept small donations (maximum 12 items) of books outside the above criteria but also in good condition, to put on our "Books for Sale" trolley in the foyer, as income from these items is used towards the purchase of new books.

3. Items will also be accepted if they are of exceptional interest for example, items of significant Local History interest: these must have a specific relevance to The Forest of Dean and/or Gloucestershire.


We would like to thank our customers for enabling us to continue to improve the services we deliver.



You can request items from the County Library catalogue, either online (please click this link) or at the library counter. We also supply items from our stock to other libraries on request from their customers.


If eBooks are your thing,using your library card you can request downloads.


If you enjoy magazines, again using your library card, you can download titles such National Geographic, New Scientist, Hello and many more.


Black/white and colour photocopying facilities are available. You are able to print from your PC, iPad/Android directly to the copier using our free Wifi.


Public access PCs are available to use in the library using your library card.


We have a Computer 'buddy' system if you have a new device and need help to get started, please book a help session at the counter or by 'phone.


If Local History is your passion we stock a good range of local books, some available to borrow, some Reference only. You can also access local/family history information via the County Library Network website.


We serve fresh tea, coffee and hot chocolate on request. Why not relax with a cup whilst you browse the daily news papers?


We sell stationery, greetings cards, USB/pen drives all at very competitive prices.


Many groups/clubs use our library as a meeting place. Access for all is easy as the entrance and interior does not have steps or raised areas.


Please call in or phone 01594 544164 during opening hours if you would like additional information. You can also contact us via our website or Facebook.






Monday      10am 'til 6pm

Thursday    10am 'til 4pm

Friday         2pm 'til 5pm

Saturday    10am 'til 1pm


        01594 544164