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!

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Your library opening hours changed on Friday 1st May 2015.

Libraries will be staffed for fewer hours, but will be available for longer with open+. This new technology has now been installed at Central and Dogsthorpe, with other sites due to follow soon. The website will be updated as each site goes live.

Click here for details of new opening times for all libraries

Click here for information about open+

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

Find out all about your local library including when we’re open….

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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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Latest News

open+ launches at Orton and Bretton Libraries

Posted on 15 June 2015

open+ will be in operation at Orton Library from Tuesday 16th June open+ will be in op... Read More

open+ launches at Werrington Library

Posted on 12 June 2015

open+ is now operation at Werrington Library open+ gives you access to library materia... Read More

open+ sign up sessions at Bretton and Central Library

Posted on 15 May 2015

open+ is a new system which allows customers to use libraries outside staffed hours. ... Read More

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