More money in your pocket

Whether you're looking for days out and things to do, where you can access the internet for free, or how you can read books and magazines without the cost, we have a range of ideas to help.

Internet access

You can access the internet at all of our libraries by connecting your smartphone, tablet or laptop to our free WiFi. You can also use our PCs for up to two hours a day - to get online or use office applications.

Find out more about using the internet in our libraries.

Books and textbooks

Books

If you enjoy reading a good book, you might not need to buy these for yourself. You can borrow a huge range of fiction and non-fiction books from your local library for free. Find out about borrowing books and reading.

If your local branch doesn't have the book you're looking for, you can request it to be sent from another Barnsley library branch free of charge through your library account.

Find out more about Barnsley Libraries.

Textbooks for studying

If you need to use an expensive textbook for your studies and we don't have it in stock at our libraries, we may be able to borrow it from another library for a small charge. This is much cheaper than you needing to buy the book.

Find out about charges for borrowing books from other libraries.

eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines

If you're a library member you can access a range of eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines on your smartphone or tablet for free.

Find out about eBooks, eAudio and digital magazines.

Help with travel to school

Some pupils may be able to get help with the cost of travelling to school or other place of education.

Find out about help with travel to school.

Free things to do

There's lots of fun and free activities for children and the whole family, including clubs, groups and leisure activities. Search our Family Service Directory to find out what's available.

Live Well Barnsley is a directory of services, groups, activities and events that contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people of Barnsley.

Staying active

Being active and taking regular exercise is one of the best ways to look after your health and wellbeing. What's Your Move is about helping Barnsley to be more active for good physical and mental health.

There's something for everyone to help us move more, whether it's playing sports, cycling, swimming or walking.

Find out more at What's Your Move.

Stay active for less

The Barnsley Leisure Card gives you a discount on a variety of sports activities across Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL) sites. You can find the eligibility criteria for the card and apply on the BPL website.

Find out about the Barnsley Leisure Card.

School holiday clubs

Our Healthy Holidays scheme supports families who might need extra help to access food and activities to keep their children healthy through the school holidays.

Children who receive free school meals as you/they receive a qualifying benefit are entitled to a free place at our Healthy Holidays clubs.

Find out about Healthy Holidays.

Resources for business owners

The Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) provides support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors to start, run and grow their business.

A range of digital business resources are available to access free of charge through our libraries. You can also book a one-to-one session with a BIPC specialist if you need to.

Find out more about digital resources for business owners.

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