Living Southampton

Central Library

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Central library is based in the Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LW

Opening times:
Monday: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday: 10am to 7pm
Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: closed

Contact us:
023 8083 3007 (Renew items and enquiries - office hours only) 
023 8083 2205 (Local history library) 

Local Studies and Maritime Library

The Local Studies and Maritime Library looks after the local history, maritime and family history collections. It provides information on all aspects on the history of Southampton and Hampshire, including books, periodicals, newspapers, directories, maps and illustrations.
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Macmillan Library Project

Are you living with cancer? Or do you know someone who has been recently diagnosed? Then we are here to help. Macmillan Cancer Support now has a permanent information area at Southampton Central Library. Library staff are happy to help you find the information you want. You will also find a computer available for confidential research about cancer and library staff can help you to use this if necessary.

Events and Activities

Central Library
Story Time / Tuesdays (term time only) / 11am-11.30am
Rhyme Time / Thursdays / 2pm-2.30pm

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