The BWC Library
By Sheila Hewitt, Librarian
If you are new to the Club, you may not be aware that there is a well-stocked library on the first floor. The books are primarily fiction, though there are a few non-fiction and reference books. We have a great variety of genres, ranging from chick-lit to thrillers by well-known authors. There are even a few classics by authors such as Jane Austen.
It is run on a self-service honesty basis, so you do not need a member of the library team to check out your books. Borrowers must sign them out in the blue exercise book on the desk, giving the details required, and indicating that they have paid (cash box on the desk). Please write legibly.
Charges are very reasonable:
- new books cost €2 for 2 weeks (these are on a separate shelf)
- other books are €1.50 for up to 4 weeks
- DVDs are €2.50 for 2 weeks and there is a separate book on the desk to sign them out.
Donated books that we already have are put out for purchase on the downstairs windowsills, as well as on the shelves in the library entrance when there is sufficient space. These cost €1 and again, there is an honesty box on the windowsill, or you can use the library box upstairs.
Please do not put donations on the windowsill yourself; there is a box for them in the library.
For members who cannot manage the stairs, there is a link to a simplified version of the library catalogue on the website so that you can ask your more mobile friends to collect books on your behalf. Link: https://brusselswomens.club/library/
The library is a wonderful resource so I encourage you to make full use of it. It is a very economical way of keeping up to date with some of the latest novels.