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

Thank you to everyone who completed our recent survey on how people use our libraries and community centres. We received over 5,000 responses which are currently being analysed. Please keep an eye on this page for further news.

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

War in fiction – with authors Anna Hope and Lissa Evans

Posted on 17 October 2014

Acclaimed authors Anna Hope and Lissa Evans will be at Peterborough Central Library on ... Read More

Creepy animals and storytelling at Vivacity Libraries this autumn half term

Posted on 16 October 2014

Come along to a Peterborough Library this autumn half-term and meet experienced storyte... Read More

Early closure of all libraries on Friday 24th October

Posted on 14 October 2014

All Peterborough libraries will close at 4pm on Friday 24th October for essential staf... Read More

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