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Page updated 29 August 2018

Gamlingay Library

The library has free, unlimited WiFi – anyone with a WiFi enabled device can access the internet by connecting to the CCC Public wireless network.  You don't need to belong to the library to use this service.

The library's address is:

Gamlingay Library
Stocks Lane
SG19 3JR

01767 651 226 – during opening hours only
E-mail gamlingaylap@yahoo.com
Website – Gamlingay Library

0345 045 5225 – for renewals via the County Council's central resource.

County Council's library website page.

Opening times

Monday 9.15 to 10.30 am
  4.00 to 8.00 pm
Tuesday 9.15 am to 12.15 pm
Wednesday 12.30 to 3.15 pm
Thursday 4.00 to 7.00 pm
Friday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Saturday 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Sunday Closed


Toddlers' story time and craft session – Monday, 9.15 to 10.00 am
Board games (scrabble, chess etc.) – Tuesday, 10.00 to 12.00 noon Free computer training – Wednesday: please book

Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available

How to join Gamlingay Library

If you have a Cambridgeshire Library card, you can use it at Gamlingay Library.

Otherwise, just go in with two forms of ID and you will be issued with a Cambridgeshire library card, which can be used at any Cambridge library – there is no charge.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult.  You can take out up to 12 books at any one time.

What the library has to offer


The Library has over 5,000 books, including a large collection of children’s books, adult fiction, non-fiction and large print books. Children’s books are subdivided between pre-school board books, toddler and young reader categories.   New books are added regularly. 

The Library also has a reference collection, including a good set of books on local history.

The wide selection of books includes:

  • Biographies
  • Children's thrillers
  • Cookery
  • Crime
  • DIY
  • Gardening
  • Home
  • Local maps
  • Local village section
  • Nature
  • Novels
  • Pets
  • Reference
  • Science
  • Wildlife

The standard loan period for books is three weeks. See below for details of fines on overdue books and videos.

... and much more

Videos, talking books, public service information and local information.  Access to the 1901 Ancestry website is available.

Books are free but there are charges for videos and tapes – please refer to Cambridgeshire Libraries' charges.

Ordering service

Any book, DVD, CD, video and talking book held within any Cambridgeshire library can be requested free of charge.  Items requested from other authorities’ libraries (on inter-library loan) cost £5 each.


Books can be renewed up to three times by visiting, phoning the library or visiting the Cambridgeshire Libraries’ website.

Fines for overdue books and videos

For each day the Library is open
The most that is charged per book is

For the charges for DVDs and tapes etc, please refer to Cambridgeshire Libraries overdue charges.

Revenue raised from fines paid at the Library goes towards the purchase of new books.


Free, unlimited WiFi is available.  You don't need to belong to the library to use this service.


For general use and FREE internet access

Five computers are available for use by the public, free of charge (except for a charge of 10p per page for printing).  They can be used for internet access and have Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Two computers have access to online dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, newspaper articles, standards, maps, family history etc. Software is available to process photographs and a scanner is available to scan prints, negatives and slides.

There is also an A4 colour printer (charge 10p per page).


The library offers a photocopying service for documents up to size A3 at a cost of 10p per sheet.

Notice board

The notice board in the Library is for the use of the local community to advertise events etc.

Events carousel

A carousel in the Library contains leaflets on local and county events.

Donations and book sales

When the original Gamlingay library became Gamlingay Resource Centre in 2003, it received a great response for donations – which are still welcome.

All books should be in good condition. Those not suitable for addition to the collection, or whose title already exists in the Library, will be sold in the occasional books sales and profits will go towards the running of the Library. Books are sold at Gamlingay Library Access Point, at charity shops and at Gamlingay village show.

Dates of book sales will be advertised in the Gamlingay Gazette > Services and utilities > Gamlingay Library.




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