Berkeley Books is a charity that has taken over from the Gloucestershire County Council Library Service the running of the library for the community of Berkeley and surrounding parishes. It provides volunteers from the community, assisted by a paid leader for a few hours each week. It offers a service focused on the needs of the town and surrounding parishes. It is linked into the Gloucestershire County Library System and forms part of the Gloucestershire County Library Service. The Berkeley Community Library (known for convenience as Berkeley Books) opened in November 2012 following closure of the Gloucestershire County run library in the Town.