Histon Library

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Histon Library

The refurbishment of Histon library is currently in progress, and in the meantime there is a temporary Mobile Library service at old infant school, New School Road, Histon, CB24 9LL. You can find the opening hours at the end of this page.

New building proposed designs

The new building has now been handed over to the council to begin transformational work to make it into a library.

We now have a set of proposed designs for the new building and we'd like to hear your thoughts on these and book stock recommendations, to help feed into the final look and feel of the library.

We are also designing shelf ends that will be distinct to Histon library.  Using the email address above, please share any images with us that you feel sum up Histon and the ethos of the library.  We can then look at including them in the library ​designs.

A copy of the plans will be available on the Histon mobile library from Monday 12th July.  They will also be available on this web page. ​

Internal work on the new library will be carried out over the summer. The new library is scheduled to open early Autumn.

New library survey

We welcome your thoughts about the new Histon Library. Please take a few moments to fill out our online survey. Available until 14th August.

Popular online tasks

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
    Available with free shared parking with shops.
  • Public transport
    Bus stop nearby, Citi 8.
    Check bus timetable
  • Accessibility
    Wheelchair-friendly and fully accessible for all.
  • Photocopier
    A4 self-service black and white.
  • Printer
    A4 black and white, and colour.
  • Fax
  • Scanner
  • Computers
  • Book a computer online
  • Free WiFi
    You don't need to have a library card to use this service.

Opening time notes

Closed on bank holidays

Opening times

  • Monday:10am – 6pm
  • Tuesday:Closed
  • Wednesday:Closed
  • Thursday:10am – 6pm
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:10am – 1pm
  • Sunday:Closed
All Year
  • Type: Libraries; Local Authority Service

Last updated on: 20/07/2021

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Histon Library, School Hill, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9JE

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