Libraries in PeterboroughBack to Activities
Books and reading are one of life’s pleasures. Whether it is a physical book, an e-publication or audio book, reading can keep us informed and entertained. Libraries also run activities for all ages, have computers to use, and librarians can help find information on many topics.
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!’
How to contact
Where to go
Peterborough Central Library
Peterborough PE1 1RX
Hampton Library and Leisure Centre
Peterborough Ltd is responsible for the service delivery of Peterborough Libraries and Archives, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, and Flag Fen.
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! For example, they have some excellent health and wellbeing books for teens and children.
You can find out more about these libraries here:
There are also smaller branches in:
For members (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 fee for printers, photocopiers, and scanners.