HIVE Directory: Libraries

Baffins, Alderman Lacey library

Browsing and borrowing books and resources
Portsmouth History Centre (at Central Library).
Click & Collect services
Access to PCs and printing
Photocopying
Visitor Parking Permits

Tangier Road
Copnor
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO3 6HU
02392 823991

Cosham Library

Loaning of books, CD's, magazine online subscription.
The library runs a 50+ craft club and rhymetimes as well as public access to computers for library users.

Regular activities
50+ craft club – Monday, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Reading Friends Group – Tuesdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Rhymetimes – Friday,11am (term-time only)
Story times – Thursday, 2pm (term-time only)

Places are strictly limited. Please phone; email or visit the branch in person to book your place. If you cannot attend on the day, please let the library know so the place can be allocated to someone else.

Spur Road
Cosham
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO6 3EB
023 9283 4210

Fratton Carnegie Library

Browsing and borrowing books and resources.

Click & Collect services
Access to PCs and printing
Photocopying
Visitor Parking Permits
Portsmouth History Centre (at Central Library).

Loaning of books, CD's, DVD's, magazine online subscription. The library runs rhymetimes for children, as well as public access to computers for library users.

Fratton Road
Fratton
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 5EZ
02392 822581

Home Library Delivery Service

Home Library Service
Do you enjoy reading but are not able to visit a library?

If you can’t visit a library because you’re of limited mobility, have health problems or caring responsibilities, we may be able to help. We have a team of approved volunteers who will select books or audiobooks according to your reading preferences and deliver them to you on a monthly basis.

Alternatively if you have friends or family willing to pick up books and deliver them to you themselves, we can arrange for your local library to select the books in advance.

Both services are free.

For more information or to arrange for someone to visit you, please contact 023 9268 8057 or email askalibrarian@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 2DX
02392 688057

Library Services for Visually Impaired Readers

These services have gone well above and beyond the provision of large print and audio books and have been recognised nationally, receiving the Libraries Change Lives Award in 2003 and another nomination in 2015.

The aim is to provide a needs based service to increase the independence and wellbeing of adults who are blind or vision impaired. The work is led by their Vision Impairment Services Officer (who is blind), supported by library staff and volunteers. Most of the users of this service are over 16 years of age. The local authority does provide support in schools for children so most of the library work has been with adults.

Portsmouth Library and Archives have been providing additional services to people with vision impairment for over fourteen years.

Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 2DX
02392 829923

Milton, Beddow Library

Browsing and borrowing books and resources

Click & Collect services
Access to PCs and printing
Photocopying
Visitor Parking Permits ( for GB, HA, MB, ME, MH, MI and NA zones)
Portsmouth History Centre (at Central Library).

Loaning of books, CD's, DVD's, magazine online subscription. The library runs Rhymetimes and storytimes, as well as public access to computers for library users.

Milton Road
Milton
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO4 8PR
02392 731848

North End library

Browsing and borrowing books and resources
Portsmouth History Centre (at Central Library).
Click & Collect services
Access to PCs and printing
Photocopying
Visitor Parking Permits

Loaning of books, CD's, DVD's, magazine online subscription. The library runs Rhymetimes and storytimes, as well as public access to computers for library users.

Gladys Avenue
Northend
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO2 9AX
02392 662651

Paulsgrove Library

Browsing and borrowing books and resources
Portsmouth History Centre (at Central Library).
Click & Collect services
Access to PCs and printing
Photocopying
Visitor Parking Permits

Loaning of books, CD's, DVD's, magazine online subscription and public access to computers for library users.

Marsden Road
Paulsgrove
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO6 4JB
02392 682750

Portsea, John Pounds Community Centre library

The library runs a number of activities as well as loaning books, CD's, DVD's and online magazine subscriptions.

23 Queen Street
Portsea
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 3HN
02392 297072

Portsmouth Central Library

Browsing and borrowing books and resources
Portsmouth History Centre (at Central Library).
Click & Collect services
Access to PCs and printing
Photocopying
Visitor Parking Permits

Loaning of books, CD's, DVD's, magazine online subscription. The library runs; Rhymetimes, computer & reading group for the visually impaired, as well as public access to computers for library users.

Guildhall Square
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 2DX
023 9268 8057