Coronavirus update - Temporary library closures

Northamptonshire Libraries are closed to the public until further notice. Any items due back during this time will be renewed until libraries re-open and no fines will be incurred.

Library members can still access a range of e-books, e-audiobooks, e-newspapers and e-magazines from home through our online subscriptions.

e-Reads and Audiobooks

For anyone who is not currently a member, it is easy to join the library as a virtual member and take advantage of these resources.

Access to Registration Offices for those with appointments will still be possible.

You can still apply for a bus pass or blue badge online.

Opening hours

Due to current COVID-19 measures St James Library is closed until further notice.

​Closures for public holidays

All libraries will be closed for the following public holidays:

  • Friday 10 April 2020
  • Saturday 11 April 2020
  • Monday 13 April 2020
  • Friday 8 May 2020
  • Monday 25 May 2020
  • Monday 31 August 2020
  • Friday 25 December 2020
  • Saturday 26 December 2020
  • Monday 28 December 2020
  • Friday 1 January 2021


What's on at St James Library?

Visit our events calendar to see what's happening at St James Library including weekly events for children and families.

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Contact details

St James Library
138 St James Road
Northampton
NN5 5LQ

Email: jameslib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Parking

No designated parking spaces - on street parking available.

Disabled access

This library is wheelchair accessible.

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​Services at all libraries

The Library shop sells a selection of greetings cards, gift items, children's toys and educational material.

​See room hire details for individual libraries on the room hire page

​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.

​Get involved!

There's more to the library than you think. Lots of our services for the community rely on support from our volunteers. What could you do?

How do you become a volunteer?

Search the Get Involved Hub for all current library volunteering vacancies.

You can apply online to register your interest in an opportunity. There is an interview process and all successful volunteers will be asked to supply details of referees. Volunteers for some roles are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We will provide any training that is necessary to assist in volunteering roles.

​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.