Somersham Community Library and Information Centre

Church Street, Somersham, Huntingdon PE28 3EG

opposite St. John's Church


The community library is run solely by local volunteers for the benefit of the community and without this facility residents would have to travel to St Ives or Huntingdon to borrow books or access general information. Our volunteers work incredibly hard to ensure the success of the library.

The Friends of Somersham Library are responsible for funding the running of the library and we do this by constant fundraising and applying for grants, all of which is done by volunteers.  

We have links with the County Library Service and anyone who signs up at Somersham Library is automatically a member of the county-wide library service.

Somersham Community Library (FOSL) is a registered charity. Charity Number 1149100.

 

Information about the library and the volunteers:

  • The library is run entirely by volunteers, there are no paid staff
  • Join at our library and the membership card can be used at any County library
  • There is access to the entire County book stock - and order can be placed for a book from other libraries and collected from our library
  • We have volunteers who do an array of tasks, not just working in the library during opening hours, but tasks such as preparing the books to go on the shelves, sorting the book donations we receive, organising fund-raising events, cleaning, gardening, maintaining the building.      
  • Free computer and internet access; free Wi-Fi 
  • Basic computer training
  • Colour photocopier, colour printer facilities (small charge)
  • An abundance of information leaflets on health, education, leisure and public transport 
  • Free newspapers and magazines to read in the library and on loan
  • Local interest books
  • Village diary and info board so that you can see what’s on in the village and surrounding areas

 

Facilities and equipment:

  • Car parking - there is limited parking behind the library and a disabled space at the front. Otherwise please use nearby public car parks (free)
  • Accessibility - wheelchair-friendly and fully accessible for all
  • Photocopier - A4 and A3, black and white and colour
  • Printer - A4 black and white, and colour  
  • Laminating - A4 document
  • Computers - available for library members to use free of charge. Access is available for internet, email and MS Office. Usually limited to one hour per person, per day.
  • Free WiFi - you don't need to have a library card to use this service.
  • Meeting venue for small not-for-profit community groups

 

Regular events:

  • Story-time every Tuesday morning for children under 5 years old and their parents 
  • Basic computer training for all (by appointment)
  • Monthly adult reading group
  • Social Drop-in and coffee every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 11am to 1pm (lending library service available)
 

OPENING TIMES

Monday                  2.00pm -   6.00pm

Tuesday                 10.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday            CLOSED ALL DAY

Thursday                2.00pm -   7.00pm

Friday                     2.00pm -   6.00pm

Saturday                10.00am - 12.30pm