Explore our collections

You’ll find what you need on our shelves. Our libraries are home to a rich and diverse collection of books, selected to inform and inspire. We offer books for all ages and all reading abilities.

We are proud of our library service in Hampshire and are committed to continuing to unlock the huge potential libraries offer. This includes promoting and championing literacy and reading, especially among early years readers. Our collection ranges from current bestsellers to award-winning non-fiction with a comprehensive range of cookery books, history books, maps, foreign language titles, and virtually every other kind of book you can imagine in between. Our children’s collection starts youngsters on a life-long reading journey, from picture and board books through to an inspiring collection of young adult literature.

Visit your local library or search our online catalogue and explore our collection.

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Digital Library

If you’re a member of Hampshire Library Service you can access a range of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines free of charge. If you’re not already a member, join now and start reading.

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Love Your Library podcast

Get inspired for your next great read with Love Your Library, a book lover’s podcast, brought to you by Hampshire Libraries. Available on Apple podcasts, Android, Spotify and Google podcasts, we have a range of bestselling author interviews, conversations with book and literacy related organisations, and recommendations from library staff. From Janice Hallett and Phillipa Gregory to Anthony Horowitz and The Amplify Project, Love Your Library is sure to inspire your next five star read.

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Large Print

We hold large numbers of fiction and non-fiction titles in large print format so you can easily find a book you’ll love.

Search our catalogue of large print books

Dementia resources

Living with dementia can create feelings of isolation and problems communicating with family, friends and carers. Hampshire Library Service offers a range of materials and resources to borrow which can help improve and stimulate discussion and memories for those living with the effects of dementia.

Find out more about dementia resources