Whether you're studying or working, find desks, quiet areas and dedicated study spaces at Grantham Library.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library. You can log in on your phone, tablet or laptop.
At Grantham Library, there are parking spaces, including accessible parking in the Issac Newton Shopping Centre in which the library is located.
We have a range of local studies resources for reference use covering the history of Grantham and the surrounding area. Our collection includes:
Books & Pamphlets: A large collection of publications covering the history of Grantham and its surrounding area. Notable subject/titles include: Isaac Newton, Margaret Thatcher, Trigge Library Index, Grantham Canal and local industry including Ruston & Hornsby's, Marcos and Barford, Grantham in the News 1851-1974, WWI and WWII including Belton Park and the Walter Lee diaries.
Directories: Titles such as Kellys and Whites covering a variety of years from the 1890s to the 1950s. Palmer's, Needham and Harrison's Almanacs and The Grantham Red Book 1878-1899.
Newspapers on Microfilm: The Grantham Journal 1854 to date (incomplete), Grantham Guardian 1945-1950, Stamford Mercury 1714-1900 and Ancaster Journal Extra July 1993-May 2000. 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.
Maps: OS scale covering Grantham and surrounding areas dated 1847-1970s including Union Workhouse and Perseverance Ironworks 1887, Elsham house and militia barracks 1887, War office Map 1917, Grantham, Harrowby, Londonthorpe and Railway maps 1970s.
Illustrations: Photographs of Grantham and the surrounding area dating from 1900s onwards including include roads, railways, industries, aerial views, local people, shops, pubs, houses and the surrounding area, including Belton and Belvoir.
Ephemera: Posters, flyers, play bills and other items on Grantham Scouting, Railways, Grantham Canal, WWI, WWII, civic celebrations and local businesses.
Notable collections: The Isaac Newton Collection and the Walter Lee War Diaries.
Workspaces at Grantham Library
We have plenty of workspaces at Grantham 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.
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