Open Today

Open Today


Basingstoke Discovery Centre is a community library based at Festival Place and is part of a new generation of libraries. It is free to join and offers a wide range of services including:

  • A great choice of books and audiobooks
  • Magazines for loan
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Free public IT and Free Wi-Fi
  • Printing and photocopying
  • An exciting programme of events, including author talks and workshops.
  • Regular activities for children such as rhyme time and board games
  • Clubs, including knit and knatter and colouring
  • Volunteering opportunities such as Summer Reading Challenge and Home Library Service
  • Rooms for Hire
  • Refreshment area – hot and cold drinks and snacks available throughout the day.

You can also join the library, renew and reserve items and download eBooks and eAudiobooks online at

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Some retailers opening hours may vary to the Festival Place opening times. You can check by using the contact details above or visiting their website.

Monday - Friday9.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday8.30am - 4.30pm

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