Save money with Cheshire East libraries

"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." Ann Herbert

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  • Joining is free! It opens your world up to a whole range of services and stock, and libraries local to you
  • Borrowing books is free! Why buy books when you can borrow them for free from your library? You could even bag a bargain at our regular sales of withdrawn stock!
  • Sign up for free Pre-Overdue notifications, and we’ll e-mail you when your books are due back. (Please note, this is a courtesy service and in the event of non-delivery of the advance email any overdue charges cannot be waived)
  • Rent a CD or DVD from the library for a week. You get to listen, watch and play at a fraction of the cost
  • Try our eResources for free access to premium subscription services, 24/7, 365. These include Oxford English Dictionary, World Book Online, and Theory Test Pro. You could also save on your subscriptions to Ancestry and Find my Past
  • Download and read eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines for free! You could save on your regular subscriptions to magazines
  • Read newspapers for free at your local library or online
  • Get free PC and internet access for an hour each day in your local library. Keep in touch with friends and family; update your CV; look for jobs online! Library members can even bring their own devices and use our free WiFi. Look out for IT and Chat or IT Buddy sessions
  • Free information and advice from our helpful, professional staff or use our online 'Ask a Librarian' enquiry service during office hours

If you receive one or more eligible benefits you can save money on multimedia loans, printing, reservation fees and more with a Leisure Card. Just take your ID and proof of your benefit to the library. If you don't qualify for a Leisure Card you can buy a Discount Card for £10 and make the same savings on loans etc. over the year.

Advice and support

Not sure which way to turn? If the credit crunch is affecting you, don't be afraid to ask for help - contact you local Citizen's Advice Bureau or visit their Adviceguide website for further information.

  • Out of work? Visit the Finding a job section of Gov.UK for help and advice about moving forward. The 20+ section is specifically aimed at adults
  • The Money Advice Service Provides a wide range of information to help manage your money better, including how to deal with debt problems
  • Money saving expert - Visit the Money Saving Expert website for information on saving and managing money
  • The Pension Service Advisors can discuss your financial situation and possible benefit entitlements

Learn My Way has a useful online workshop, Managing Your Money Online, which is especially designed to help older people make the most of their money and find savings online.