Bretton Library

Books and reading are one of life’s pleasures. Whether it is a physical book, an e-publication or audio book, reading can keep us informed and entertained. Bretton Library is conveniently located within the Cresset complex, with bus stops and ample parking in the Bretton Centre.

What to expect?

There is plenty of free parking and two bus stops in the Bretton Shopping Centre. Access the library through the Cresset entrance on the car park, opposite Sainsbury’s. 

As you enter the library, there is a main desk where you will usually find a friendly and informative librarian. They can help you find all sorts of information, from particular books to community services.

Access to the library main floor is wheelchair-friendly, and there is a lift to the upper floor where the computers are.

There are public toilets in the Cresset Centre.

More information

Peterborough Libraries are run by City Culture Peterborough, which also oversee Flag Fen and the Museum & Art Gallery. CCP delivers a year-round programme of events across these venues and beyond to promote the city’s cultural fabric.

You will find lots of opportunities to delve amongst the bookshelves or browse online through Peterborough’s 10 sites across the city combined with the mobile library service.

People can also enjoy regular activities, access free internet, or enjoy ‘quiet spaces’ to get some peace and quiet to enjoy your reading or study time.Librarians are also great at helping you find information you need.

Access to the library and most activities is free, and include:

Children’s Rhyme Time with singing and colouring
Children’s Storytime
Knit ‘n’ Natter (not necessary to knit or crochet, can do other hobbies or just enjoy tea and a biscuit with lovely company)
Weekly Homework Club with free computer use
Beginner’s computer courses, and Silver Surfers for those who want a bit of help
Computer use and wifi access: free for one hour for members
People must become a member (free) to borrow library materials and use the computers. Find out how to join on their website.

Find opening hours for all the libraries on this page.

Activities for children and young people
Arts and creativity
Connecting with others
Information and advice
Youth support
Additional needs catered for:
Wheelchair accessible