Inside Libraries

I love choo-choo read!

Train books are very popular, and we have some lovely books for all ages! We’re not solely talking about the Rail Collection at Winchester Discovery Centre – a collection of hundreds of books all about trains! If you’re a train enthusiast, we can highly recommend a visit to browse through the Collection. These are books […]

Construction Clubs

Our Construction Clubs are free, drop-in sessions where children and adults get a chance to play and build using plastic bricks; most commonly Lego® bricks or Duplo® bricks. It’s the perfect chance to let your child’s creativity flow, as well as you own! We’ve seen some amazing builds over the years; houses, cars, planes, penguins, […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

On Holocaust Memorial Day, we remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. 27 January was the date chosen in 2000, as it was the date Soviet troops entered Auschwitz concentration camp and […]

January 4 2019

Book Reviews

Dry January 2019

Are you up for the challenge of a month without alcohol? Many people out there feel they drink too much, drink too often or would just like to take a break from drinking. This could be for health reasons or because you’re worried about your habits. Whatever the reason, January is the perfect excuse to […]

Christmas opening hours 2018

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to make a special trip to the library and stock up on books so not to find oneself without a book over the festive season! During Christmas, New Years and the days in-between, there are special opening hours at our libraries and discovery centres. To make sure you don’t […]

December 5 2018

Book Reviews

Winter Reading Challenge 2018

Take part in the Winter Reading Challenge 2018! Read or listen to 4 library books, collect stickers and earn a certificate! There is no need to sign up, simply come into one of the participating libraries and tell them how many books you’ve read and they will give you a collector card and stickers – […]

BorrowBox FAQ

Q: Will this replace Libby/OverDrive for ebooks and audiobooks? A: Yes.   Q: Will BorrowBox replace RBdigital for emagazines? A: No   Q: When can I start using BorrowBox? A: 27 November   Q: Will I be able to keep using Libby after 27 November? A: Not with your Hampshire Library card.   Q: Will […]

November 22 2018

Book Reviews

Transgender Day of Remembrance Booklist

What is the Transgender Day of Remembrance? The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial […]

November 20 2018

Book Reviews


We’re excited to announce the upcoming arrival of BorrowBox, a new eBook and eAudiobook service for every Hampshire Libraries user! From 27 November, our service provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks will be change from OverDrive to Bolinda Digital. This means that the app you use for digital reading and listening will switch from Libby to […]

Non-Fiction November

This month is National Non-Fiction November, celebrating all the amazing non-fictional books there is! Join in the celebration and start reading or exploring new non-fiction books today. 100 things to know about numbers, computers & coding  When was the webcam invented and why? Do imaginary numbers exist? What is fuzzy logic? Find the answers these questions about the […]