Support Us

Markfield Community Library (MCL), as a registered charity, will eventually rely entirely on raising it’s own funds through community events and activities as well as grants and donations.

We will always need new volunteers as well as financial support.

Become a Volunteer

We would welcome more volunteers to join us and you don’t need to have any specific qualifications as all the training and advice will be given. We are also totally flexible about how much time you can spare whether it’s a few hours a week or help on an occasional basis.

We not only need more volunteers to train up as librarians but also need help with our activities and displays. However, if you do have any special skills or interests that you think would benefit our library we would love to hear from you.

Many of the volunteers have also joined some of the club and groups we have in the library, like the Writers group, the Book Clubs and the Ancestry Club, which are also run by volunteers and if you would like to form a group to pass on your skills or indeed to learn new things we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to know more about volunteering in the library either call in anytime during our opening hours and have a chat with the volunteer librarian or email

Donate Books

We welcome book donations. If the County Council Libraries service thinks the books are suitable for stock they will process them and they will appear on our book shelves. However, as they will belong to the Council they may be requested by customers at other libraries and when withdrawn will go back to the Council for their old stock sales. Any book which does not meet their criteria will be returned to us for our own book sales and any books we cannot sell we will donate to charity.