Stamford Library - Find a library

Stamford Library is situated on the High Street and provides a variety of library services and facilities.
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  • activities and events
  • books for all ages and interests
  • computers and WiFi – you can book a PC online for free
  • copy, scan and print facilities - view prices and fees
  • e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and e-music
  • online resources, such as Ancestry and Driving Theory Test Pro
  • PaperCut service to send documents to print from WiFi or your home
  • study space
  • microfilm and microfiche facilities

Find out about the range of activities and events happening at the library, including those specifically for toddlers, children and vulnerable groups.

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Booking will need to be done at the library.

For information about school trips, please email the library directly.

Documents available to view
  • books - a large collection of publications covering the history of Stamford and the surrounding area
  • directories - titles such as Kellys, Whites, Dolbys, Jenkinsons and Potters covering a variety of years between 1872 and 1984
  • newspapers on microfilm:
    • The Stamford Mercury 1714 to 2020 (incomplete)
    • Rutland and Stamford Guardian 1875 to 1916 (incomplete)
    • Stamford and District News 1912 to 1942 (incomplete)
    • Bourne Local 1989 to 2019
      A microfilm reader printer is available to use. To book the reader or check whether the year you want is available, please contact the team direct
  • newspaper cuttings: on numerous subjects such as local people, shops, firms, industries and transport, covering the period from 1970s to the present day
  • census – 1841 to 1901 (incomplete) on film or fiche covering Stamford and the surrounding area.
  • parish records - c1500s to 1900s (incomplete) on microfilm.
  • maps - a selection of OS maps for Stamford and surrounding villages dating from the 1900s
  • illustrations - a selection of photographs of Stamford and the surrounding area dating from 1870s onwards
  • The collection also includes information files on people and subjects relating to Stamford and the surrounding villages and information, compiled by Dr Eric Till, on 18th and 19th century buildings and subjects of note, searchable by staff enquiry

High Street

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Opening hours
Holiday opening hours may differ. For short term closures and bank holiday opening hours, see our social media channel.
Day Opening hours
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 6pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday Closed

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