Kettering Library

A Carnegie library built in 1904 and the 2nd largest library in the county. One of the busiest libraries in the county set in the heart of the Kettering community providing a wide range of services for all customers

Opening hours

​Opens ​Closes
​​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 ​2:00pm

​Closures for public holidays

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

      • Friday 14 April 2017
      • Saturday 15 April 2017
      • Sunday 16 April 2017
      • Monday 17 April 2017
      • Monday 1 May 2017
      • Monday 29 May 2017
      • Monday 28 August 2017
      • Sunday 24 December 2017
      • Monday 25 December 2017
      • Tuesday 26 December 2017
      • Monday 1 January 2018

What's on at Kettering library?

Visit our events calendar to see what's happening at Kettering library including weekly events for children and families.

See events

​Contact details

Kettering Library
Sheep Street
NN16 0AY


Library manager: Sheila Jolley


3 spaces - parking available in town centre car parks.


This library has a disabled public toilet with baby changing facilities.

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.

​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.

​Concessionary bus passes are available at your local library.

To find out more, visit our bus pass section.

Assistance available with online Blue Badge applications.

To find out more, visit our Blue Badge section.

​See under 5s events at all libraries on our events calendar.

​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.

​Your local library needs you!

We are in challenging and changing times and libraries are rapidly becoming even more indispensable to their local communities through the development of LibraryPlus.

We are proud of the success of our libraries in Northamptonshire but continue to need your support.

26 of our libraries have Friends Groups and they have made a real difference to their communities through holding events and bringing LibraryPlus to more people in the area.

When we consulted on the Libraries Strategy, 82% of respondents told us they would be willing to make a financial contribution to the Library Service, and we also know that people want to support the service for different reasons.

Friends Groups

Friends are a group of people who value the role of LibraryPlus and who want to make a difference in their community. We aim to have a Friends Group supporting each of our 36 libraries.

If your local library does not yet have an active group, please ask the Library Manager about helping to get a group started. 

Sign up now by asking at your local library and we hope you will allow us to pass your details on to your local Friends Group so that they can keep you informed of their activities.

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

​Libraries have wi-fi, computers with broadband internet access and printing facilities. Go to Computers, Internet and Wi-Fi page for further information.

Northampton Central Library has a large collection of sheet music available for hire to groups. Collection of music can be arranged at any Northamptonshire Library. Please contact for further information.

Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 6 hours ago

THURSDAY; It's not quite Friday but it's almost good enough to get a little weekend hype going? RHYME TIME however is definitely good enough to lift ...

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 2 days ago

Oh the difference a week can make! The sun has retired and the rains are fresh! Fresh like DOUBLE RHYME TIME this morning at 09:30AM & 10:30AM!

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 3 days ago

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The new BBC RADIO NORTHAMPTON SUNDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB selection is Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Grab a copy at your local library no and j...

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 3 days ago

Kettering Library

PLAY AND LEARN FOR UNDER 1'S this afternoon. Sensory toys, tips and advice, and socialising all rolled into one!

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 5 days ago

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Look out for someone coming to your school to do a special SUMMER READING CHALLENGE assembly in the next couple of weeks. GET HYPED!

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 6 days ago

Kettering Library

Get some ultra fresh cake tips and skills next week!

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