Bibliothèque Anglaise

Beaumont English Language Library

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About BELL

The Head Librarian

The BELL library was started in 1985, based on a  personal collection. Today, as the result of donations and purchases, the catalogue offers members a choice of over 10,000 books in English

Membership numbers are fairly constant at just over 100 people

In 2008 the catalogue was computerised using an associated hardware system and can now be accessed on line.


The library system uses software specifically developed for small libraries; it offers extensive search facilities on all the catalogue.

The library has literary events, usually during the winter. Full details can be found in Events & Future Events, but include play & poetry readings, talks by authors and a monthly “book chat”, when members meet to discuss books they have read & enjoyed - or not!


After our events and the Annual General Meeting, there is time for a convivial glass and snacks provided by participants.

Every December a literary quiz is organised.