Northamptonshire Central Library - WNC

Type of service:
Groups, Clubs And Activities
Abington Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 2BA
Service description:

Library Service Updates - Coronavirus

Northamptonshire’s flagship library at the heart of the town has the Discover local history collection, the Business and IP Centre, a wonderful children’s library, registration services, and a wealth of books and information services that are accessible to all.

Opening Times:

- Monday: 9am-6pm
- Tuesday: 9am-6pm
- Wednesday: 9am-6pm
- Thursday: 9am-6pm
- Friday: 9am-6pm
- Saturday: 9am-5pm


  • There are charged-for parking bays on Abington Street where the library entrance is located. The nearest public car park is behind the library in the Ridings. This offers short-stay (maximum 3 hours), charged-for parking.
  • Toilet for under 5s and parents. Baby changing facilities available.
  • Wheelchair accessible.

Children’s Centre Designation
This library is a designated children’s centre. It can host services such as parenting courses, family learning groups, early learning activities, and one-to-one family support. If you think you may benefit from these 'extra help' services, please speak to your health visitor, midwife, family support worker, or social worker.

Services Available at Most Libraries:

Digital Resources Available Through Most Libraries
(some resources may only be available within certain libraries due to licensing requirements):

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Age range:
0 - 99 years
Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Pashto/Pakhto, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Urdu, Vietnamese
Eligibility criteria:
  • Open to everyone
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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