Mobile library

A community mobile library service

Tuesday - Saturday
Various locations around the city


If you don't live near a library, maybe we can bring the library to you. We have a mobile library with disabled access, which stops in villages and communities in and around Peterborough. The mobile library holds a selection of books on many subjects, novels, large print books, books for children and talking books. 

Please note that, in order to protect everyone's safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, customer access to the mobile library interior is currently restricted. However, you can ask the driver to select books for you, or use our Select and Collect Form.

Alternatively, contact us via e-mail or phone and we'll do what we can to meet your requests.

Our online library catalogue can be found here.


Joining the mobile library is no different from joining any other library in Peterborough and once you've joined you can use any of our libraries.

You may request items from a mobile library as you would with a local library. Any items that you request will be available for you to collect from the mobile library on a later visit to your area.

If you miss a mobile library visit and you need to return borrowed items, you can return them to the mobile library on its next visit. Alternatively, you can also return any items borrowed from a mobile library to any local library. You can also renew books and other items, online or over the telephone.


Cancellations - Occasionally we have to take our mobile libraries off the road for repair or routine maintenance. We try to do this at times which cause minimum inconvenience to you. We will announce the dates as early as possible.

If the service is cancelled because of breakdown or weather conditions we will try and telephone a contact in your community to let you know the mobile library will not be calling. In these circumstances your items will not be overdue if you return them on the next scheduled visit.

Mobile Library Timetable

The Mobile Library operates on a rotating 4 week timetable, starting on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Take a look below to see when the Mobile Library visits your area.


Route 1
Tuesday 1, 29 Jun. 27 Jul. 24 Aug. 21 Sept.
Maud Swift 9am - 9.30am
Burystead 10am - 10.30am
Bellamy Court 11am - 11.30am
Wansford - London Rd 1.30pm - 2pm
Ailsworth - Main Street 2.30pm - 3pm
Marholm - Woodcroft Road 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 2
Wednesday 2, 30 Jun. 28 Jul. 25 Aug. 22 Sept.
Etton 9am - 9.30am
Maxey  - Blue Bell pub 10am - 10.30am
Burghley House 11am - 11.30am
The Acres 1.30pm - 2pm
Barnack Church 2.30pm - 3pm
Souththorpe - Village 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 3
Thursday 3 Jun. 1, 29 Jul. 26 Aug. 23 Sept.
Longthorpe 9am - 9.30am
Botolph Green 10am - 10.30am
Walton Park 11am - 11.30am
Lincoln Gate 1.30pm - 2pm
Gunthorpe - Bala Court 2.30pm - 3pm
Walton school 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 4
Friday 4 Jun. 2, 30 Jul. 27 Aug. 24 Sept.
Millfield Court 9am - 9.30am
Eaglesthorpe 10am - 10.30am
Blossom Court 11am - 11.30am
Royce House 1.30pm - 2pm
Valence Road 2.30pm - 3pm
Leighton school 3.30pm - 4pm
5 Jun. 3, 31 Jul. 28 Aug. 25 Sept.
Ailsworth  9.30am - 10am
Sutton  10.10am - 10.40am
Ufford  11am - 11.30am
Helpston - village hall 12 noon - 12.30pm
Route 5
Tuesday 8 Jun. 6 Jul. 3, 31 Aug. 28 Sept.
Newark Hill Close 9am - 9.30am
Keys Park 10am - 10.30am
West Town 11am - 11.30am
Heritage Court  1.30pm - 2pm
Greengate Court 2.30pm - 3pm
Cathedral Green Court 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 6
Wednesday 9 Jun. 7 Jul. 4 Aug. 29 Sept.
Maxey Quarry 9am - 9.30am
Bainton reading room 10am - 10.30am
Barnack School rd 11am - 11.30am
Helpston - Blue Bell pub 1.30pm - 2pm
Glinton - Neaverson Road  2.30pm - 3pm
Glinton Church 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 7
Thursday 10 Jun. 8 Jul. 5 Aug. 30 Sept.
Tuckers Court  9am - 9.30am
Kingfisher Court 10am - 10.30am
Heritage Park primary school 11am - 11.30am
Thornhaugh Village 1.30pm - 2pm
Thornhaugh Home Farm 2.30pm - 3pm
RAF Wittering 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 8
Friday 11 Jun. 9 Jul. 6 Aug. 1 Oct.
Honeyhill Community Centre 9am - 9.30am
Hanover Court 10am - 10.30am
Napier Place 11am - 11.30am
  1.30pm - 2pm
  2.30pm - 3pm
  3.30pm - 4pm
12 Jun. 10 Jul. 7 Aug. 2 Oct.
Northborough Packhorse  9.30am - 10am
Glinton - Author mellows 10.10am - 10.40am
Glinton Church  11am - 11.30am
Peakirk village hall  12 noon - 12.30pm
Route 9
Tuesday 15 Jun. 13 Jul. 10 Aug. 5 Oct.
Woad Court 9am - 9.30am
Gunthorpe - Bala Court 10am - 10.30am
Clifton Court 11am - 11.30am
Wansford - Nene Close 1.30pm - 2pm
Ailsworth - Andrews Close 2.30pm - 3pm
Marholm - Woodcroft road 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 10
Wednesday 16 Jun. 14 Jul. 11 Aug. 6 Oct.
Etton 9am - 9.30am
Upton 10am - 10.30am
Nightingale Court 11am - 11.30am
Anchor Court 1.30pm - 2pm
Catley 2.30pm - 3pm
Newborough School  3.30pm - 4pm
Route 11
Thursday 17 Jun. 15 Jul. 12 Aug. 7 Oct.
Longthorpe 9am - 9.30am
Botolph Green 10am - 10.30am
  11am - 11.30am
Goodacre  1.30pm - 2pm
Bifield 2.30pm - 3pm
Herlington 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 12
Friday 18 Jun. 16 Jul. 13 Aug. 8 Oct.
Newark Hill Close 9am - 9.30am
Keys Park 10am - 10.30am
West Town 11am - 11.30am
Fengate Mobile Home Park 1.30pm - 2pm
Sugar Way shops 2.30pm - 3pm
Leighton School 3.30pm - 4pm
19 Jun. 17 Jul. 14 Aug. 9 Oct.
Cardea 9.30am - 10.30am
  11am - 12 noon
Route 13
Tuesday 22 Jun. 20 Jul. 17 Aug. 12 Oct.
Sugar Way shops 9am - 9.30am
Five Arches 10am - 10.30am
Beverstone 11am - 11.30am
Stephenson Court 1.30pm - 2pm
Earl Spencer Court 2.30pm - 3pm
Kimbolton Court 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 14
Wednesday 23 Jun. 21 Jul.18 Aug. 13 Oct.
Martin Court 9am - 9.30am
Loxley 10am - 10.30am
Werrington Grove - trailor Park 11am - 11.30am
ASDRC 1.30pm - 2pm
Helpston - Woodland Lea 2.30pm - 3pm
Cranberry Court 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 15
Thursday 24 Jun. 22 Jul. 19 Aug. 14 Oct.
Hinchcliff 1 9am - 9.30am
Hinchcliff 2 10am - 10.30am
Castor school 11am - 11.30am
Copeland 1.30pm - 2pm
Kestrel Court  2.30pm - 3pm
Woolgard 3.30pm - 4pm
Route 16
Friday 25 Jun. 23 Jul. 20 Aug. 15 Oct.
Cheyney Court 9am - 9.30am
Larch Grove 10am - 10.30am
Pinetree Close 11am - 11.30am
Hartwell Court 1.30pm - 2pm
Beckets Close 2.30pm - 3pm
Gunthorpe - Bala Court 3.30pm - 4pm
26 Jun. 24 Jul. 21 Aug. 16 Oct.
Wansford - London rd 9.30am - 10am
Thornhaugh village 10.10am - 10.40am
Thornhaugh Home Farm 11am - 11.30am
RAF Wittering 12 noon - 12.30pm

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Tuesday - Saturday
Various locations around the city

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