Hampton Library

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Books and reading are one of life’s pleasures. Libraries also host a range of activities for all ages including crafts, computer skills, volunteering and socialising. Hampton Library is handily located Hampton Leisure Centre next to the college, with a bus stop and ample parking.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Getting lost in a good book can reduce stress, give you enjoyment, and help you learn about people, places, ideas, and things you didn’t know!
  • Libraries are great places to find out about and access things going on in the local community
  • Libraries hold events and activities that can be good for socialising with others

‘The library is a lovely space. You can find nooks for quiet reading and studying, or join in all sorts of fun activities – a lot more goes on than you’d think!’
Library user

Patrick tells us what Hampton Library has to offer:

What to expect?

There is free parking and a bus stop at the Leisure Centre and Hampton College. The library is in the Leisure Centre, past the reception desk and to the left. Photos and a video at the bottom of this page show how to enter.

In the library there is a main desk where you will usually find a friendly and informative library assistant. They can help you find all sorts of information, from particular books to community services.

There are many books in languages other than English which are held at the Central Library; members can reserve them to be collected at the Hampton branch (or any other local branch). Instructions on the book check-out machine are available in a large range of languages which can be selected.

In addition to books, audio books, DVDs, and other materials, the library hosts a wide range of activities for all ages, including:

  • Children’s Rhyme Time with singing and colouring
  • Children’s Storytime
  • Computer use and wifi access: free for two hours for member

Access to the library is wheelchair-friendly.

There are public toilets in the leisure centre.

More information

On the libraries website, you will find lots of opportunities to browse online through Peterborough’s 10 sites across the city combined with the mobile library service, or see what other services they run.

People can also enjoy regular activities, access free internet, or enjoy ‘quiet spaces’ to get some peace and quiet to enjoy your reading or study time.

Librarians are also great at helping you find information you need!


The library also has a variety of volunteering opportunities, from helping out with activities, to admin, working with books, and more. Contact them to see what is available.

Access to the library and most activities is free.

People must become a member (free) to borrow library materials and use the computers. Find out how to join on their website.

Find opening hours for all the libraries on this page.

If you are not a library member, you can pay a small fee to use the computers.

There is a scanner and a colour and black-and-white photocopier, which require a small fee per page.

Occasionally, some activities have a cost, which the library will advise on.

This video shows how to get to the library in the Leisure Centre, and a bit around inside.

How to contact

Where to go

Hampton Library and Leisure Centre
Clayburn Rd
Hampton Centre
Peterborough PE7 8GL

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