Kettering library is currently undergoing a major refurbishment as part of the GLaM Project. During refurbishment, the Library will remain open, but will be running a limited service until building works are completed. Northamptonshire Libraries apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Services available:


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.

Opening hours


​Closures for public holidays

All libraries will be closed for the following public holidays:

  • Friday 15 April 2022
  • Saturday 16 April 2022
  • Monday 18 April 20212
  • Monday 2 May 2022
  • Thursday 2 June 2022
  • Friday 3 June 2022
  • Monday 29 August 2022
  • Monday 26 December 2022
  • Tuesday 27 December 2022
  • Monday 2 January 2023

​Contact details

Kettering Library
Sheep Street
NN16 0AY


Kettering Library Facebook


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.