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News   - Latest Headlines

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

Important Notice

Important Notice for Calibre Members


Calibre is changing to a new library and membership system in September. Our old system will be closed down on 2nd September. During the following... More >

Talking Newspapers

Volunteers in Surrey needed


Volunteer recorders and technical help required. The Elmbridge and Runnymede Talking Newspaper is actively searching for technically-minded... More >

Cooks and Cakes

Keep Calm and Eat Cake


With the new series of The Great British Bake Off under way we've got a selection of cake-inspired books for your delight and delectation. First... More >

Sneak Preview

Sneak Preview - Children's Laureate Chris Riddell interview


The Children's Laureate and cartoonist for The Observer, Chris Riddell, has revealed he often chortles to himself, when he's working on his latest... More >


New High Profile titles on Calibre shelves


Hot out of the studio is the steamy and sinister Grey by EL James 10543. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and... More >

Inner Wheel Club County Durham - Calibre Charity of Choice

Inner Wheel Club County Durham - Calibre Charity of Choice


We are very pleased that the newly-elected President of the County Durham Inner Wheel Club has nominated Calibre Audio Library as her charity of... More >

BBC Michael Brackley

Calibre makes the News!


Calibre made the news yesterday with a feature on BBC South's programmes at 6.25 and 10.25pm. The report made by BBC Oxford's Charlotte Stacey... More >

Foot Forward for Calibre

Congratulations to Cool Foot Luke


Congratulations to Luke Betteridge for raising £165 for Calibre. On 11th July Luke walked 100km (62 miles) along the Ridgeway - Britain's oldest... More >

Help Us to Help You

Help Us to Help You


Does your library service provide the range of books you want in the format you like, whether it be in large print, braille, or in audio? Are you a... More >

Jim Swingler Presentation

Happy Retirement Jim!


Jim Swingler, one of Calibre's Gold Centurion award winners who has recorded over 200 books for Calibre, has made the decision to hang up his... More >