Facts and figures

  • We are part of Hampshire County Council's Culture, Communities and Business Services department and one of the largest library services in the country
  • Almost 600 staff are employed in 45 libraries, 3 Discovery Centres and 1 prison library. We also support 5 community managed libraries
  • Hampshire Libraries hold over 2 million items of stock and receive over 6 million visits a year. In addition over 15% of issues and renewals are carried out online
  • There is an ongoing programme to install self service and this facility is available in almost half of our libraries
  • Every library has both public computers and WiFi, providing free access to the internet