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Central Library


Central Library
Civic Centre
SO14 7LW

Opening Hours

Monday10am - 7pm
Tuesday10am - 7pm
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 7pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 4pm

May Bank Holidays
Our libraries will be closed on Monday 5 and 26 May. We will be open as normal on Saturday 3 and 24 May.

Public Lift at Central Library out of action until end of May 2014
A new lift will be installed at the library over the next three months, starting from Monday 24 March, with work due for completion at the end of May. Unfortunately whilst the work is carried out the lift to the lower ground floor and 1st floor will not be accessible to wheelchair users or people who have difficulty using the stairs. If you require information/books housed on these floors staff will be happy to locate and collect them for you. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Drop Box
There is a 'drop box' for items returned, when the library is closed. It is located in the foyer just outside the entrance to the library. The drop box is only available when the Civic Centre is open

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 9.00am - 7pm
Wednesday - 9.00am - 6pm
Friday - 9.00am - 5pm
Saturday - 9.00am - 5pm

Activities offered at Central Library, please see the links below.

Central Library services and activities

1. Services

2. Activities for children under 5

  • Alternate storytime and toddlertime - Tuesday 11.00 - 11.30am
    Storytime - February 25, March 11, 25, April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17
    Toddlertime - March 4, 18, April 1, 15, 29, May 13, 27, June 10, 24

    Rhyme time - Thursdays 2.00 - 2.30pm
  • Baby changing facilities are available 

Contact information