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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

Public Lift at Central Library - completion date extended until August. We regret that this work has taken longer than expected due to circumstances beyond our control. We are doing everything we can to re-open the lift as soon a possible. If you are unable to access the lower ground floor or 1st floor and require books/information housed on these floors, staff will be happy to locate and collect them on your behalf.

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 - July 1, 15, 29, August 12, 26, September 9, 23, October 7, 21
    Toddlertime - June 24, July 8, 22, August 5, 19, September 2, 16, 30, October 14, 28 

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

Contact information