Page last updated 16 December 2015
Northamptonshire Central Library 

Northamptonshire Central Library 

Renew your books online

You can renew your books online using our library catalogue.

From Monday 21 December 2015 Northamptonshire Central Library will be opening at 9am every Monday.

Central library virtual tour

We have created a virtual tour to show you what is on offer in Central Library.

Contact details

Northamptonshire Central Library
Abington Street
Northampton
NN1 2BA

Tel: 0300 126 1000
Fax: 01604 462055
Email: centlib@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Library Manager: Robert O'Brien

Parking

Free parking available for up to 2 hours on Abington Street where the library entrance is located. 

Alternatively, the nearest public car park is behind the library in the Ridings. This offers short stay (maximum 3 hours), charged-for parking.

Disabled access

This library is wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours

This library is currently closed.

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 4:00pm

Library opening times on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

On Thursday 24 December and Thursday 31 December all public libraries in Northamptonshire will be open until 4pm. 

Closures for public holidays

All libraries, including Mobiles, will be closed for the following public holidays:

  • Friday 25 March 2016
  • Saturday 26 March 2016
  • Sunday 27 March 2016
  • Monday 28 March 2016
  • Monday 2 May 2016
  • Monday 30 May 2016
  • Monday 29 August 2016
  • Sunday 25 December 2016
  • Monday 26 December 2016
  • Tuesday 27 December 2016
  • Sunday 1 January 2017
  • Monday 2 January 2017

Services and facilities

Collections
  • Family history - parish records
  • Parents and carers collection
  • Carers collection - books to help with caring roles
  • Special collection - Beeby Thompson Collection
  • Special collection - Charles Bradlaugh MP Collection
  • Special collection - H E Bates Collection
  • Special collection - Henry Dryden Collection
  • Special collection - J L Carr Collection
  • Special collection - John Clare Collection
  • Special collection - Mary Pendered Collection
  • Special collection - Philip Doddridge Collection
Community Language
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Pashto
  • Somali
Computers
Disabled Facilities
  • Disabled toilet
  • Handheld magnifier
  • Hearing loop
  • Large format keyboard
  • Trackball
Fax and Photocopiers
  • Photocopier
For Sale
  • Credit Card payments available
  • Library Shop
Getting Involved
Help, Information and Advice Services
  • Change! zone
  • Business Start-up Drop-in Support Tuesdays 9.30am -12pm.
  • Dementia collection: books to support those living with, or affected by, dementia
Microfiche and Microfilm Readers
  • Microfiche reader
  • Microfilm reader
Room Hire
Toilets and Nappy Changing Facilities
  • Nappy changing facilities
Under 5s
What's On

Location map



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