Libraries & Archives

Explore your local library service and all the other great things that come with it. As well as our extensive reference and lending facilities, there’s a whole lot more to discover and enjoy.

Learn about archives and research, using our IT resources, events, courses, book clubs, resources for children, teenagers and jobseekers – and lots of other ways your local library plays a vital supporting role in your community. Switch over to a new Vivacity Card and get access to exclusive offers today!


Reviewing Peterborough Library Services and Community Centres

Vivacity is supporting Peterborough City Council in its consultation into how people use our libraries and community centres. The way we use the library service is changing. Library staff now spend much more time supporting people in a number of different ways: for example with how to use computers, or supporting groups meeting in libraries, than they do helping people to borrow books.

We are very keen to know what is important to you about your library service, so please take the time to fill in the survey. We would like this to be the most responded-to consultation the Council has ever run. The consultation will run until Friday 26 September at 5pm.

Please fill in the questionnaire by clicking here:

Find your local library

You’ll be amazed at what you can find in your local library. There’s so much more than just books. Find your nearest one right here.

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Library opening times

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Renew your books online

It’s simple. It’s smart. It makes sense. And it can save you money.

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Join a reading group

Reading’s great fun. And talking with others about the books you’ve read can be even more so.

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Explore your family tree

Want to find out who on earth you think you are? We can help.

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Browse our catalogues

Browse, order and renew items from our online library catalogues.

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