Welcome to Friends of Irby Library (FOIL)
Update: 19 March 2020: All Wirral Libraries are now closed until further notice to help tackle COVID-19 (coronavirus). We will update the website when we have more information. Thank you for your support.
Update: 18 March 2020: The Friends of Irby Library will be unable to provide volunteers counter support on Tuesdays and Fridays from 23 March onwards until further notice, therefore, the library building will be closed to the public on those two days. It will be staffed on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 
Update: 17 March 2020: The Friends of Irby Library are suspending the following activities until further notice:
  • Tuesdays: Children's storytime, Craft group and U3A group.
  • Monthly coffee mornings
  • Memories afternoon tea events
  • The AGM planned for the 25 March has been postponed.

Friends of Irby Library (FOIL) is a community group of Irby residents who volunteer to keep the library attractive and viable with a range of fundraising events and volunteering activities.

Furniture, blinds, shelving or display units, FOIL has helped with all and more besides.

Through its book sponsorship scheme it has even helped with that most vital ingredient - books!

Drop in for an informal coffee on a Tuesday or Friday when our volunteers run the library if you'd like to get involved with FOIL. See the new shelving we recently purchased, and don't forget to borrow a book!

Support your local library.

Joining FOIL costs £3 a year.

FOIL was formed in 2009 to further enhance the use of our library by the community and to promote the cause of the library in the wider community of Wirral.


Read more about what we do and what you get for £3 a year. [PDF]

Friends of Irby Library

General enquiries:

By post:

FOIL c/o Irby Branch Library

6 Thurstaston Road



CH61 0HE

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