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Central Library

Central Library


As part of a wider transformation project in the Church Square area of Scunthorpe town centre, the Central Library will undergo a £1m refurbishment to make it into a fantastic new community hub.  

In order to make these improvements, the Central Library will be closed until the work is completed in Spring 2018.  

During this period, the Central Library will operate temporarily from The Base (previously the Scunthorpe Screen film theatre, adjacent to the Central Library).

You will still be able to borrow and request books, use computers, and find information in The Base, and our opening hours will remain the same. Our regular groups will also be able to meet in a designated area of The Base. 

 Central Library

The Central Library is the largest library in North Lincolnshire. There are two public floors in the building. 

The library is also the administrative headquarters for North Lincolnshire Libraries and Information Services. Scunthorpe and district Local Link is situated in the Action Station on Cole Street.

Services available in the Central Library

  • Books in other languages available for loan
  • Children's library with a variety of stock and family-friendly seating areas
  • Colour printing and photocopying services
  • Family history resources including local parish registers and census returns
  • Fax and scan to email service (no incoming fax service)
  • Group activity area
  • Lending library including a back stack of out-of-print or hard to obtain titles
  • Local history resources including books, maps and trade directories
  • Local information
  • Public internet access (free for 30 minutes per day) 
  • Study area
  • Range of large print and audiobooks in different formats
  • Reference library
  • Self-service option
  • Wi-Fi

Online facilities

You can access the following online facilities from home, even when the library is closed:

Access our Press Reader digital newspapers and magazines

Access our online catalogue or renew a book

Access our ebooks

Access our digital magazines

Complete an online research application

or access our other online resources

Contact details


01724 860161

Carlton Street
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6TX

Opening hours

Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 4pm
Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
Thursday: 9am to 4pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Closed on bank holidays

Last updated: 05/02/2018