Central 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. The Central Library is handily located near the city centre, a short walk from various bus stops and car parks.

Peterborough Ltd is responsible for the service delivery of Peterborough Libraries and Archives, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, and Flag Fen.

On the libraries website, you will find lots of opportunities to browse online through Peterborough’s 10 sites across the city combined with the mobile library service, or see what other services they run.

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! For example, they have some excellent health and wellbeing books for teens and children.

If you are not a library member, you can pay a small fee to use the computers.

There are two colour and black-and-white photocopiers, which require a small fee per page.

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

Children’s Rhyme Time and Storytime with Albert the Alligator

Computer use and wifi access: free for two hours for members

Business and Intellectual Property Centre to help people start and grow their own businesses. Central Library offer access to a number of different databases and resources (online and books) to assist people with this

There are two free-to-use Study Rooms that can be booked

Three PCs with scanners (non-members will need to pay a small fee to use the computers)

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
Information and advice
Youth support
Additional needs catered for:
Wheelchair accessible