Following a brief closed period, Kettering Library has been offering services to customers again since Monday 12 July.

The closure was due to the commencement of the construction phase of the improvement works to the Gallery, Library and Museum (GLaM). Working with the contractor and our health and safety teams, we have been able to identify some space in the current library building to enable us to offer some library provision in a safe and managed environment.

Services available:


By arranging a pre- booked slot, customers will be able to browse and choose from a limited range of stock.

Select and Collect

Customers will be able to request reading materials and arrange collection in advance.  

Bus passes and enquiry and signposting service

Staff will greet customers at the door and assist with the enquiry. No appointment necessary.

To book a browsing slot, to request reading materials using select and collect or for general enquires please contact Kettering Library.

Face coverings

While using our library buildings customers are encouraged to wear face coverings but this is not compulsory.

Opening hours


​Contact details

Kettering Library
Sheep Street
NN16 0AY


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3 spaces - parking available in town centre car parks.

Disabled access

This library is wheelchair accessible.

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​Services at Kettering Library

​Full library membership and virtual library membership is available to anyone who lives, works or studies in Northamptonshire.

For further information please go to the joining the library section.

​Answers Plus

Answers Plus is the Libraries and Information Service's online information service. We welcome questions from anyone who lives, works or studies in Northamptonshire, or who would like information about the county.

​​Library items must be pre-ordered in advance, to be collected at an agreed timeslot. Items can be ordered in four ways:

  • North Northamptonshire Council Ring 0300 126 3000
  • West Northamptonshire Council Ring 0300 126 7000
  • Email the library
  • Pick up a form from the library

Please note to help us work safely and manage our stock levels, a maximum of 5 library items per borrower can be requested for collection. Books can be requested by genre and preferred author but we cannot guarantee the availability of individual titles.

In line with guidance from Public Health England we recommend that items are quarantined for 72 hours from the date they have been collected.