Spalding 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.

Room hire

At Spalding Library we have meeting room for hire for both personal and professional use.

Study space

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


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


Spalding Library is adjacent to the Victoria Road public car park.

Quiet area

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

Library Shop

Our library shop stocks a lovely range of gifts, toys, jewellery, bags and cards, so have a browse and find that perfect something for yourself or someone just as special.

Local Studies

We have a small collection of local studies resources for reference use covering the history of Spalding and the surrounding area. Our collection includes:
  • Books: A small collection of publications covering the history of Spalding and South Holland. Notable titles include A History of Spalding by E H Gooch and the Aspects of Spalding series by Michael J Elsden. 
  • Directories: Titles such as Kellys and Whites covering a variety of years between 1872 and 1937. 
  • Newspapers on Microfilm: The Lincolnshire Free Press 1849 to present (incomplete) and The Spalding Guardian from 1881 to present (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 

Workspaces at Spalding Library

Whether you need a desk or a whole meeting room, we have plenty of workspaces at Spalding 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.

If you need more room, we also have a meeting room for hire for up to 10 people.

Need to hire a room? Click the link below to find out more.

Book a room

New to Spalding 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 Spalding 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

Support groups

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

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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.