Sleaford 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 Sleaford Library. 


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

Quiet area

In our quiet areas, please switch off your mobile or turn it to silent and speak quietly, being mindful of other visitors

Local Studies

We have a range of local studies resources for reference use covering the history of Sleaford and the surrounding area. Our collection includes:
  • Books: A selection of books relating to the history of Sleaford and the surrounding area, including The Book of Sleaford by Simon Pawley and Mid–Victorian Sleaford 1851-1871. 
  • Directories: Kellys and Whites covering a variety of years between 1872 and 1937. 
  • Newspapers on Microfilm: Stamford Mercury 1799-1900, Sleaford Journal 1885-1929, Sleaford Gazette/Standard 1858 onwards (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. 
  • Maps: A selection of OS maps for Sleaford and surrounding villages dating from 1767-1984. 
  • Illustrations: A small collection of photographs of Sleaford and surrounding area dating from c1900s. 
  • Ephemera: A collection of manuscripts/documents donated by a Mr Daykin covering sales of land, livestock, property and contents dating back from the 19th Century and early 20th Century. 

Workspaces at Sleaford 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.

New to Sleaford Library

Find more books and resources in our library catalogue Go to catalogue

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 Sleaford 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.

Home School Education Group

Discuss ideas with local home school educators whilst building with Lego and playing board games. 

Support groups

From community IT sessions to Connect Over a Cuppa, there are plenty of support groups at Sleaford Library.

Explore more facilities and services in Lincolnshire

Find out about more facilities and services on offer at Sleaford 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.