• Central Library

Central Library

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With 5 core libraries, 10 Community run libraries and the home library service, you are never far away from a wealth of books and useful information resources in Swindon. Our online resources even bring the library to you in the comfort of your own home…

To find out more about Swindon Libraries & Information Service check out www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries where you can find the opening times and contact details for your local library.

Browse our catalogue and reserve items online. Check out our great range of eBooks and audiobooks to download, with no overdue fines! Also check out our fantastic range of e-magazines! The library also hosts a range of events such as author talks and storytelling.


The library also houses the impressive Swindon Collection. This remarkable collection is your first stop for any family history or local history enquiry. Come and explore centuries of Swindon’s heritage in this comprehensive collection of local books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, journals, early maps, over 100,000 photographs, and much, much more! www.swindon.gov.uk/localstudies


The main central library in Regent Circus is also home to the Visitor Information centre where you can find free leaflets about places to visit and things to do.

Here you can find:

• Booking agents for Barnes Coaches day trips

• Ticket sales for many local and national events

• Free leaflets about places to visit and things to do

• Theatre, entertainment and events listings


There is also the Library Shop, located on the ground floor of Swindon Central Library which stocks a range of gifts and books. The Library Shop works in partnership with our community to sell unique products created by local artists, some with a Swindon theme. Books on sale include works by local authors on the history of our town, publications by the Local Studies department, and popular titles of local interest. https://libraryshop.wordpress.com/