Mablethorpe 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 Mablethorpe Library. 


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


At Mablethorpe Library, we have limited free parking spaces, including accessible parking. 

Local Studies

We have a range of local studies resources for reference use covering the history of Mablethorpe and the surrounding area. Our collection includes:
  • Books: Covering the general history of Lincolnshire; alongside specific titles about Mablethorpe and surrounding villages, including Wrecks and Wreckers of Mablethorpe by Peter Chambers.
  • Directories: Kellys and Whites Trade Directories covering a variety of years between 1842-1937. 
  • Newspapers on Microfilm: Mablethorpe Leader 2001-2019, various editions of the Standard Newspapers (that include Mablethorpe) 1956-2000, Alford Standard Newspaper 1993-2007. 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 sheet maps covering Mablethorpe and nearby villages dating from 1905, although the majority of editions held are 1950s with the latest 1988. 
  • Illustrations: A large collection of photographs featuring Mablethorpe and the surrounding area dating from the Victorian era. The majority of these photographs can also be viewed digitally within the library. 
  • Ephemera: A wide collection covering Mablethorpe and surrounding villages; including information about the 1953 floods and an original copy of the UDC Town Plan (including the Jellicoe proposals) for Mablethorpe circa 1954. 

Workspaces at Mablethorpe Library

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

New to Mablethorpe Library

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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 Mablethorpe 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.

Councillor Surgery

Come and chat to your local councillor on the first Saturday of each month.

Support groups

From community IT sessions to Connect over a Cuppa, there are plenty of support groups at Mablethorpe 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 Mablethorpe 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.