Grantham Library

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 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. 

Local Studies

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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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 Grantham 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. 

Community support

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

Support groups

From community IT sessions to mindful colouring, there are plenty of support groups at Grantham Library, no matter what you're struggling with.

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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.