Reading Groups

Borrow a Reading Group Set

Western Isles Libraries has a range of sets of books especially for reading groups to borrow. We have over thirty titles to choose from, from thrillers and detection to romance.

There is an average of 10 books per set.

To borrow a reading group set of books, your group will have to register as a Group Member of the library.  We will need a member of the group to act as a guarantor.

Have a look at the list of titles available - and contact us at if you have any queries:

Download the List of Reading Group Sets (1.3MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) or View Reading Group Sets Online (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Library Group Membership Form (298.9kB)

Join A Reading Group

Stornoway Library Open Reading Group

Stornoway Library Open Reading Group

The Stornoway library open reading group is a reading group in which members may never even meet. Each month, a couple of books are displayed on the special reading group stand. Each book has a review card inside and readers are encouraged to fill them in. When the books – and the cards – are returned, the reviews are displayed on the reading group noticeboard for all to see. There is no registration- any member of the library is welcome to take part!

Please contact Stornoway Libraryon 01851 822744 for details.

Lionacleit Library Reading Group

Lionacleit Library Reading Group

The Lionacleit reading group meets at the Lionacleit Community Library located in the Lionacleit school once a month on a Monday evening. Members travel from the neighbouring islands of North and South Uists as well as from Benbecula. Each member takes a turn to select the next read and everyone is welcome!

Please contact Lionacleit Library at 01870 603691 for details.

Start Your Own Reading Group?

If you enjoy reading and talking about books, why not be bold and start your own reading group?

Visit the BBC Radio 4 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website for some handy tips.