Peterborough Central Library

Peterborough Central Library

Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX

General Information: 01733 864280

Email: libraryenquiries@vivacity-peterborough.com

open+ pilot

open+ gives you access to library materials, public computers and quiet, creative spaces to meet or study even while the building is unstaffed making the building available at times that are convenient to you.

Click here to find out more about open+

Click here to see the new opening hours for Peterborough Central Library.

Facilities

  • 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
  • The Get On Gateway an area specially designed for those wishing to upskill for personal and career development.

Regular activities and events

  • Once upon a time Stories and Rhymes. Saturdays 10.30-11.00am and Fridays and Saturdays, 2.15-2.45pm. FREE.
  • Baby rhyme time. Rhymes and Instruments. Thursdays 1.30- 2.00pm. FREE.
  • Albert the Alligator Storycraft session. Stories, crafts and rhymes. FREE sessions for under 5’s. Every Tuesday, 10.30-11.00am.
  • Chatterbooks reading group for 10-12 year olds. First Thursday of the month, 4-5pm.
  • Chatterbooks reading group for 4-6 year olds. Third Saturday of the month, 2.30-3.30pm.
  • Fast and Furious reading group for 7-9 year olds. Fourth Saturday of the month, 2.30-3.30pm.
  • Lexicon book Group for teenagers. Second Thursday of the month, 4-5pm.
  • Homework Club (years 3 to 8), every Saturday (excluding holidays) from 10.00am to 12.00pm.
  • 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.
  • Knit and Natter Group, fornightly on Fridays 11.00am-12.30pm. Please ask staff for the next date. Everyone welcome, bring along your own knitting and patterns. Refreshments available for a small charge.

Free computer courses

  • Online Basics every Monday 5.00-6.30pm, Tuesday 10.30-12.00pm, Thursday 2.00pm-3.30pm and Silver Surfers Friday 11.00am-12.00pm.
  • Job club computer sessions every Monday 10.30-12.00pm.
  • Online Services and Using Ebay

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: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

What's on at Peterborough Central Library

Poetry workshop poster

Poetry Workshop with Mark Grist & Mixy

Sat 2nd May, 12-2pm

Young people's poetry workshop

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Pirates

Pirate Tales - Half Term Fun!

Friday 29th May, 10am-4pm

Exciting pirate tales and nautical crafts!

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