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Things to do at Peterborough Central Library

Book to use a PC
Various venues
Various times available
Free
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Reading groups
Various venues
Various times available
No price available
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Library catalogue
Available online
Various times available
Free
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Archives class visits
Peterborough Central Library & Archives
Various times available
No price available
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Summer Reading Challenge
All Vivacity Libraries
Summer Holidays
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Books on Prescription
All Vivacity libraries
Various times available
Free
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Bookstart Bear Club
Various venues
Various times available
FREE
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IBISWorld
Peterborough Central Library & Archives
Various times available
Free
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Get in touch to start your business journey
Peterborough Central Library & Archives
Closed
Free
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COBRA - the Complete Business Reference Adviser
Peterborough Central Library & Archives
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Free
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Peterborough Central Library & Archives
Broadway, Peterborough. PE1 1RX
01733 864280

Vivacity’s 11 libraries allow people who live and work in Peterborough to borrow books and use the internet for free as well as to hire other items such as CDs and DVDs. Vivacity also offers a wide number of e-books and audiobooks online - so many that our digital items could be considered the 4th largest library in the city. Vivacity also offers the open+ library system, allowing members to access any of the libraries outside of staffed hours. To sign up as a Vivacity library member, head to vivacity.org/jointhelibrary or pop in and ask a staff member.

Peterborough Central Library and Archives can be found on Broadway in the City Centre, near the City Market.

General opening times
  • Mon10:00am - 3:00pm
  • TueClosed
  • Wed10:00am - 3:00pm
  • ThuClosed
  • Fri10:00am - 3:00pm
Weekend opening times
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Additional Information

For Peterborough Archives open times and information please visit here

Open+ is not available.

Regrettably inter-library loans and reservations are not available at this time.

Features
  • Archives
  • Self service
  • Computer room
  • Children's area
  • Audio & e-books
  • Borrow CDs & DVDs
  • John Clare Theatre
  • Printing
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Automatic doors
  • Adaptive technology
  • Wheelchair access
  • Toilets
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs
  • Hearing loop