Facilities and services

Our facilities


Black and white and colour printing is available for a small fee. Print in A4 or A3 from our computers or your own laptop.

Study space

Whether you're studying or working, find desks, quiet areas and dedicated study spaces at Boston Library. 


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library. You can log in on your phone, tablet or laptop. 


Boston Library is adjacent to the County Hall public car park. Please note that charges do apply.

Local Studies

We have a range of local studies resources for reference use covering the history of Boston and the surrounding area. Our collection includes:
  • Books: A large collection of publications covering the history of Boston and its immediate area; notable titles include Thompson’s History & Antiquities of Boston.
  • Directories: Titles such as Kellys and Whites covering a variety of years from 1826-1939.
  • Newspapers on Microfilm: Boston Guardian 1854-1958, Lincolnshire Standard (Boston Edition) 1912-2019 (incomplete). A Microfilm Reader Printer is available to use. To book the Reader or check whether the year you want is available, please contact the team direct. 
  • Newspaper cuttings: Covering subjects such as local places, firms, industries, transport, planning proposals, shopping schemes dating from the 1980s.
  • Maps: OS scales covering Boston and the surrounding area between 1824 and 1969. 
  • Illustrations: A selection of photographs of Boston and the surrounding area, the majority dating from 1900s onwards. 
  • Ephemera: An eclectic mix including ‘Village Packs’ for Boston and the surrounding villages covering a variety of years from the 1900s to present. 

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Featured skills courses

Career active

Boost your career with this free resource for library members, including tips and videos on CVs, application forms and interviews.

Theory test pro

Pass your driving theory test first time with this free resource. Practice with a full bank of official questions licensed from the DSA.

Learn my way

Improve your IT skills with this do-it-yourself course, supported by our friendly library staff.

Learning and Research

From historical archives to reference tools, discover learning and research resources at Boston Library.

Newspaper records

Discover digital newspaper archives from major publications including The Times and the Financial Times.

Ancestry tools

Dive into the past and trace your family tree using free ancestry tools such as Find My Past and Who’s Who and Who Was Who. 

Oxford reference resources

Access a range of reference tools online including Oxford Dictionaries and Oxford Bibliographies.

Britannica online

As a library member, you can access the adult, junior or student edition of Britannica Online for free. 

Workspaces at Boston Library

We have desks and quiet study spaces that are free for everyone to use. They're available on a first come, first served basis.

Community support

We offer a range of services to support everyone in our communities.

Support groups

From Cuppa with a Copper to Shared Reading, there are plenty of support groups at Boston Library, no matter what you're struggling with.

Explore more facilities and services in Lincolnshire

Find out about more facilities and services on offer at Boston Library and within Lincolnshire. 

Workspaces and Facilities

From meeting rooms for hire to study areas, discover our library workspaces.

Home Library Service

Our Access Mobile service can deliver items directly to your door if you cannot reach a core staffed library or community hub due to location, health or mobility issues.