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Our Library service is more than just a place to borrow books - although you'll find thousands of books to choose from. We also offer access to online books, publications and music, as well as historical archives, local studies collections and business services.

Archives Service

Peterborough Archives Service provides access to a wide range of resources that can be used to research the rich heritage and culture of the city and its surrounding areas.

Supporting Local Businesses

We offer support and help to start or grow your business in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides free and low-cost business support and advice to start-up business owners, entrepreneurs, and inventors.



Whether you are visiting one of our libraries or going online, we’ve got you covered for books, resources and a whole lot more.

Discover our regular children's events like Storytime and Rhymetime, or get involved in regular and ad hoc workshops and activities.

Reading and learning isn't just about physical books. You can also enjoy our e-books, audio books and e-magazines, and use our helpful links to research and explore other online services.

Finding and reserving items

You can reserve or request an item in a library by calling 01733 864280 or using our online catalogue. There is a small charge for reservations - please contact your local library for more information about this service.

Become a member

Would you like to get your hands on the latest new releases? Our library service is FREE to join. If you’re not a member already, you can join online, at your nearest library or by calling 01733 864280. Once you’re a member you can pick up and drop off your books at any of our ten library sites or our mobile library.

Renewing library items

You can log into your account to renew items online. Alternatively, contact or visit any Peterborough library to renew your books.

Search the Catalogue

We've got thousands of books for you to choose from.
Click on the link below to search for the books of your choice.

Supporting Local Businesses (BIPC)

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC), based at Peterborough Central Library, offers a wide range of free services and support to entrepreneurs.

Offering vital insights, confidential advice and access to free resources, training and events – both online and in-person – the BIPC can help you to start or develop your own business.

Explore our Archives

Peterborough Archives Service (incorporating Local Studies) provides access to a wide range of resources that can be used to research the heritage and culture of Peterborough and the surrounding regions. Most of the records in our collections may be freely consulted in our dedicated search room, located within Central Library.

Other services

Local Studies

Our Local Studies collections (part of Peterborough Archives Service) include newspapers, maps, street directories, photographs and hundreds of reference books relating to Peterborough and the surrounding area. Most of this material may be freely consulted in our search room in Central Library.

Your Local Library

As a gateway to knowledge and culture, libraries play a fundamental role in society. Our city’s ten libraries allow people who live and work in Peterborough and surrounding areas to borrow books and use the internet for free. The resources and services we offer create opportunities for learning - supporting literacy and education - and help shape the new ideas and perspectives that are central to a creative and innovative society.

Online Resources

Peterborough Libraries offer an extensive online collection of e-books, audio books and e-magazines. The great thing about our online service is that you can access it 24/7 wherever you are in the world. Take a look at our digital collection of free, online material.

Mobile Service

Do you find it difficult to get to your nearest library? Our mobile library carries a choice of books for adults and children, including popular fiction and non-fiction, as well as large-print titles. Audio visual material is also available.


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