Kingsthorpe Library

​​​Kingsthorpe Library is a welcoming, family friendly environment, accessible to all. We have a wide variety of regular activities for all ages, and an active Friends Group that help plan and run additional events.

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
      • Monday 25 December 2017
      • Tuesday 26 December 2017
      • Monday 1 January 2018


What's on at Kingsthorpe Library?

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

See events

Contact details

Kingsthorpe Library
Welford Road
Northampton
NN2 8AG

Email: kinglib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Library Manager: Hugh Toal

Parking

2 spaces for disabled drivers - free time limited supermarket car park nearby.

Toilets

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.

Kingsthorpe Library

Kingsthorpe Library

about 11 days ago

Northamptonshire Central Library

There's still time to book your place on this fascinating Family History Day at Northamptonshire Central Library on Saturday March 25th!

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Kingsthorpe Library

Kingsthorpe Library

about 11 days ago

BIPC Northamptonshire

Still time to book for this free seminar for business, taking place at Northamptonshire Central Library.

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Kingsthorpe Library

Kingsthorpe Library

about 13 days ago

Digital Support Session

Book in for assistance with any IT issues including Job searching and CVs, setting up social media profiles and using new devices and Apps.

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Kingsthorpe Library

Kingsthorpe Library

about 13 days ago

Timeline Photos

Starting on the 18th April Kingsthorpe Library will be hosting Digital Support Sessions on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Ask a member of...

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Kingsthorpe Library

Kingsthorpe Library

about 14 days ago

Afternoon Show Book Club

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Kingsthorpe Library

Kingsthorpe Library

about 19 days ago

Calling all Teenagers and Young Adults!!! We want you to visit our library more often. What would bring you in? We are thinking about groups/clubs w...

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