Peterborough Central Library

Peterborough Central Library

Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX

General Information: 01733 864280



  • A children’s area
  • Copying and fax
  • Adaptive Technology which allows access to computing for those with disabilities
  • Computers for public use
  • John Clare Theatre, LP Hartley and Zone rooms available for hire

Regular activities and events

  • Albert the Alligator Storycraft session. Stories, crafts and rhymes. FREE sessions for under 5’s. Every Tuesday, 10.30-11.00am.
  • Baby rhyme time. Rhymes and Instruments. Fridays 10.30- 11.00am. FREE.
  • Storytime. Saturdays, 2.15-2.45pm. FREE.
  • City Reading Group. Fourth Satuday of the month, 2.00pm to 3.00 pm. New members wanted. Please contact library staff for the date of the next meeting.

Free computer courses

  • Learn My Way Online Basics every Thursday 2.00pm-3.30pm
  • From 19th May – Job club computer sessions every Tuesday 10.30-12.00pm.

Class visits for schools

  • Please contact the Library to arrange

Events and activities for families, adults and children

  • Summer reading schemes
  • Holiday activities

Look out for new events and activities on our website or in our library.

Other services

  • Careers Support for Adults in the Peterborough Area-
    If you’re looking for a job, want help choosing a career or need a hand to get you moving in the right direction, the Adult Careers Service team can help. To book a session call 01733 864620.
    You can also find lots of careers support on line at the National Careers Service website:

What's on at Peterborough Central Library

Poetry books

Poetry Readings with Poets United

Thursday 8th October, between 2pm and 4pm

Celebrate National Poetry day with readings of old favourites and new writings alike.

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World War 1 Ancestry

Wednesday 14 October, 11 November at 2.30pm-4.30pm

Find out how you can research your WW1 ancestors and have a go with our online resources

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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom - Half Term Special Story Times

24th - 30th October, various times

Interactive story times for ages 3 and up

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