Rushden Library

Rushden Library is a vibrant, friendly hub for the whole community offering an impressive children’s library, events for adults and children alike, and all the information you could ever need!

Customer notice: Rushden Library closed until 11:00am on Monday 26 February

Rushden Library will be closed on Monday 26 February until 11:00am for a staff meeting. Northamptonshire Libraries apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Items due on 26 February will be due back on Tuesday 27 February; they can also be renewed online

Opening hours

Day​ ​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 30 March 2018
  • Saturday 31 March 2018
  • Sunday 1 April 2018
  • Monday 2 April 2018
  • Monday 7 May 2018
  • Monday 28 May 2018
  • Monday 27 August 2018
  • Tuesday 25 December 2018
  • Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019

What's on at Rushden Library?

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

See events

​Contact details

Rushden Library
Newton Road
NN10 0PT


Library Manager: Liam Dorney


No designated parking spaces at the library - free parking available in town centre public car parks


Toilet for the disabled, under 5s and parents, baby changing facilities 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.

​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 the Computers, Internet and Wi-Fi page for further information.

With our public printing service you can email documents from your phone, tablet or laptop to print at your local library.

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.

​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.

Rushden Library

Rushden Library

about 5 days ago

Local photography enthusiast, Jack Rickard is currently displaying some of his pictures in the library, be sure to check it out!

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Rushden Library

Rushden Library

about 10 days ago

This afternoon after Rhymetime we will be joined by a Speech and Language therapist who will be able to answer questions and give advice. :)

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Rushden Library

Rushden Library

about 10 days ago

Photos from Rushden Library's post

Thank you to the lovely students of South End Infants School- you're welcome to come back anytime :)

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Rushden Library

Rushden Library

about 17 days ago

Rushden Library's cover photo

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Rushden Library

Rushden Library

about 17 days ago

It's Harry Potter Book Night and our children's library has got a bit of a theme... Be sure to come and experience it for yourselves, we are leaving i...

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Rushden Library

Rushden Library

about 22 days ago

Osbornes sports & toys

So which of our Lego fans has been to see Osbornes? :D

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