Library closure

A message from our Librarian, Emma Aydemir:
It is with great regret that we have had to let you know that in view of the latest guidelines, we are now unable to open for our 2 hour sessions; we understand how disappointing this will be for our customers but hope you understand that it’s with a view to keeping you all safe. 
Although Brixham Library will be closed until further notice…..The online library remains open 24/7 – visit for FREE ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. (if you don’t know your PIN, then please give us a call – 01803 853870) 
We have the following available online:
Libby app –  Download the Libby app
                      Find your Library (Torbay Libraries)
                      Enter your Library card number
                      Borrow a title & start reading
BorrowBox – Install the BorrowBox app
                       Select your Library Service (Torbay Libraries)
                       Activate with your Library membership
                       Borrow eAudiobooks
rb Digital –    Download the app
                       Select your Library
                       Enter your Library Card number
                       Choose a magazine to read
We will be working and contactable via email at, Facebook, Twitter and the phone on 01803 853870 so please keep in touch. 
Borrowed items can be renewed online or over the phone. Our book drop letterbox is also available for returning items if you are out for a walk. 
Wishing all of our customers our very best wishes in these difficult times, we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Corona Virus – Important Message to FoBL Members

In the light of the government announcements and as many of our members are near or over the age of 70 or fall within the category of those with underlying health conditions, we have taken the decision to cancel all FoBL events until further notice. This is a huge disappointment but we are not alone in making such decisions.

First Friday of the Month Coffee Morning

These have been cancelled until further notice.


Met Office Open Day – Saturday 23 May 2020.

This visit has been cancelled by the Met Office and we hope to be able to rearrange it later in the year. If you have already paid for a place to attend the open day then our Treasurer will be refunding your money as soon as she is able to and will advise you when this can be collected from the library.


Walking for Health – Monday Walk

Until further notice these are now on hold and although we would encourage all to continue to take regular exercise, we are also mindful that our Monday walks are also great social occasions. It is because of this that we felt they should be cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Finally, the latest advice from Libraries Unlimited and their commissioners Devon County Council & Torbay Council is that all libraries will be remaining open as normal. All library users are being asked to follow government guidelines relating to self-isolation. If in any doubt please contact Brixham Library 01803 853870 who will confirm which events have been cancelled etc.

In conclusion, these are challenging times and for the foreseeable future life will be very different for us all. Fortunately, we all recognise the power of reading and for once we will all have the opportunity to do just that and find time to read.