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.

​Library review consultation

We are currently asking you for your views on three options for the future model of the library service. The closing date for this consultation is 13 January 2018.

Have your say

Opening hours

​Opens ​Closes
​Monday
​​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

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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.

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​Contact details

Kettering Library
Sheep Street
Kettering
NN16 0AY

Email: ketlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Library manager: Sheila Jolley

Parking

3 spaces - parking available in town centre car parks.

Toilets

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 centlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk for further information.

​Northamptonshire LibraryPlus welcomes you to breastfeed in any of our libraries.

We understand that breastfeeding gives your child the best start in life and so we offer comfortable spaces alongside books and toys to keep siblings entertained whilst you breastfeed. If you would like a glass of water, or there is anything else we can reasonably do to make you more comfortable whilst you breastfeed, please ask a member of staff. We can also offer support and advice through breastfeeding support groups, health visitors and our qualified early year’s workers. You can find about more about this on our events calendar or by asking a member of staff.

It is a mother’s right to breastfeed in public and should you be challenged by other customers our staff will be happy to talk to them on your behalf.

Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 4 hours ago

Christmas is right around the corner and to keep everyone in a jolly festive mood we have a very special SEASONAL RHYME TIME one week today on FRIDAY ...

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 20 hours ago

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CUSTOMER NOTICE: Take note of our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period! All books due back on the closed days will have been renewed ...

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 1 day ago

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Check out our children's book sale with items at only 25p EACH! Bargains for days!

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 1 day ago

The snow and ice has been all but banished and it can surely only be due to the power of RHYME TIME! 10:30AM THIS VERY MORN!

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 3 days ago

CHRISTMAS CRAFT next Monday. Book a place to put a smile on your face! 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅

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Kettering Library

Kettering Library

about 3 days ago

❄️❄️❄️This weather is SNOW JOKE.🌨️🌨️🌨️ Let's melt it all away via the power of song at RHYME TIME at 09:30AM & 10:30AM!

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