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CSG Community Library

The Chalfont St Giles Community Library
& Information Centre

High Street, Chalfont St Giles HP8 4QA
Phone 01494 874732


Opening Times

Tuesday         10am to 1pm
Wednesdays  10am to 7.00pm
Thursday        10am to 1pm
Fridays           10am to 4.30pm
Saturday        10am to 1pm

About the Community Library & Information Centre

The library is a community led public library, run and staffed entirely by volunteers from the village, working in partnership with the Buckinghamshire Library Service. The Community Library opened in January 2007 following the closure of the Council run library.

The Community Library aims to provide an excellent library and information service responding to local needs.



The library is in the centre of the village, opposite the duck pond. There is a large car park behind the library. Parking is free for one hour (display a ticket). Parking around the village green is allowed for up to an hour.


Membership is free


The library is part of the Bucks Libraries network and is free to use. If you have a Bucks Library Card you can use it at the Community Library. You can borrow up to 20 items for up to three weeks. Items can be borrowed and returned at any Bucks Library. Items can be returned out of hours via the library’s letterbox. You can view your borrowed items online. Borrowed items can be renewed online, by phone or at any Bucks library.


New members joining at the Community Library will be issued with a Bucks Library Card. This entitles you to use all Bucks Libraries and gives you access to digital services including free e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and e-databases. Membership is free. You can join the library at any age. If you are under 16 your parent or guardian will need to sign your registration form and provide proof of their identity.


Book Stock


There are over 8,000 books in the library. The stock is continually updated and may be viewed online. We have a wide selection of adult fiction and a good selection of popular non-fiction books including biographies, history, travel, gardening, sport, cooking and craft books. We stock the latest top 10 paperbacks.


We have an excellent stock of children's fiction books for all ages up to young adults and a good selection of children’s non-fiction as well.

Many of the books in the library are gifted by residents. If you have a recent book in nearly new condition that you have enjoyed reading, please consider gifting it to the Community Library. Up to six books can be donated at any one time.

We work closely with the Community Library.


The library supports our Reading Eggs programme and many children participate in the annual Summer and Winter Reading Challenges.

The community library asked our Junior School to tell them their favourite books - and here they are at the library. What a great selection!


February 2020