Basingstoke Discovery Centre at Festival Place


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.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm; Saturday 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Easter opening times: Good Friday - Closed; Saturday 31st - 8.30am - 4.30pm; Easter Sunday - Closed; Easter Monday - Closed.

You can also join the library, renew and reserve items and download eBooks and eAudiobooks online at www.hants
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Tel 0300 555 1387



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 - Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday 8.30am - 4.30pm