Cherry Hinton Library, Cambridge

Provided by:
Cambridgeshire County Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19): From Monday 23 March all Library buildings will be closed. The service is working to create an alternative offer, read more on the library news page.
All item due dates have been extended and all overdue fines suspended throughout the closure period.

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There is something for everyone at Cambridgeshire Libraries.

Our 45 libraries and library access points and 400+ mobile library stops across the county offer books, newspapers, magazines, free WiFi and computer access, CDs and music scores.

Online there is free access to e-books and e-audiobooks, access to many newspapers plus an array of free e-magazines to download and read at your leisure. You can use the library app to access to your account, request and renew books.

Cambridgeshire Libraries’ monthly e-newsletter is a must for finding out what’s going on in a library near you. You will be amazed at the breadth and depth of the events happening in our libraries. Sign up for the library e-Newsletter to make sure you don't miss special promotions and events in your library.

If you find you cannot get to your library due to mobility difficulties, illness (short or long term) or through unpaid caring responsibilities, you may be eligible for the Home Library Service. We find a volunteer to bring you reading materials and have a chat every month.

Anyone living, working, studying or visiting in Cambridgeshire, or neighbouring counties, is welcome to join our library service free of charge.

We welcome volunteers in a variety of roles so please contact us if you are interested in getting involved and supporting a library. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities for young people (13+) – Summer Reading Challenge, book clubs, homework help and the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

There are many adult volunteering opportunities ranging from helping to keep your library spick and span (shelving books, helping with displays etc) to becoming a digital buddy, helping with social media, joining the Read A Little Aloud groups (storytime for adults) through to supporting the arts and culture in your library with The Library Presents programme.

Donations and sponsorship are always welcome and many libraries have local Friends Groups.

Facilities and equipment

  • Car park
    Public car park in Colville Road opposite Colville School about 75 metres away.
  • Public transport
    Bus stop 100 metres away. Stagecoach Citi 1 and Citi 3 every 10 minutes.
    Check bus timetable
  • Ease of access
    Wheelchair-friendly and fully accessible for all.
  • Toilet
    Newly refurbished toilets to the right-hand side of the entrance of the recreation ground with disability access, 20p charge.
  • Photocopier
    A4 self-service black and white and colour.
  • Printer
    A4 black and white.
  • Scanner
  • Computers
  • Book a computer online
  • Free WiFi
    You don't need to have a library card to use this service.
  • Community Room for hire
    For hire at very affordable rates. Newly refurbished room, equipped with projector and screen.
  • Refreshments
    Vending machine with a range of quality hot drinks.
  • 52 Stories - local story telling programme

Opening times

  • Monday:3pm – 6pm
  • Tuesday:Closed
  • Wednesday:9am – 5pm
  • Thursday:9am – 1pm
  • Friday:9am – 5pm
  • Saturday:10am – 2pm
  • Sunday:Closed
Availability:
All Year
Opening Notes:
Closed on bank holidays
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Libraries; Local Authority Service

Last updated on: 24 March 2020

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