Things to do at Peterborough Central Library

Summer Reading Challenge
All Vivacity Libraries
Summer Holidays
No price available
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Storytimes & Rhymetimes
Various venues
Various times available
Free
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Online library renewals
Available online
Various times available
Free
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Library catalogue
Available online
Various times available
Free
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Join our Vivacity libraries
Various venues
Various times available
Free
Join online
Book to use a PC
Various venues
Various times available
Free
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Peterborough's Forgotten Poor
Peterborough Central Library & Archives
Wed 20 Nov 2019 - 14:30PM - 15:30PM
£4 (payable on the door, cash only)
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Farming the Peterborough Fenlands to Ploughing the Canadian Prairies
Peterborough Central Library & Archives
Wed 16 Oct 2019 - 14:30PM - 15:30PM
£4 (payable on the door, cash only)
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Computer Courses
Various venues
Various times available
FREE
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Bookstart Bear Club
Various venues
Various times available
FREE
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Peterborough Central Library & Archives
Broadway, Peterborough. PE1 1RX
01733 864280
Centre manager: Helpdesk

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 - 5:00pm
  • Tue10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri10:00am - 5:00pm
Weekend opening times
  • Sat9:00am - 3:00pm
  • SunClosed
Additional Information

For Peterborough Archives open times and information please visit here

Due to a maintenance issue, please also note there will be no "open+" self service sessions at Peterborough Central Library until further notice.

*Self service (Open+)
  • Mon9:00am - 10:00am & 5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Tue9:00am - 10:00am & 5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Wed8:00am - 2:00pm & 5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Thu9:00am - 2:00pm & 5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Fri9:00am - 10:00am & 5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Sat-
  • Sun-
Additional Information
*Only available for registered open+ users
Features
  • Archives
  • Self service
  • Computer room
  • Children's area
  • Audio & e-books
  • Borrow CDs & DVDs
  • John Clare Theatre
  • Printing
  • Free Wifi
  • Passport photo
Accessibility
  • Automatic doors
  • Adaptive technology
  • Wheelchair access
  • Toilets
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs
  • Hearing loop