Hampshire Library Service


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The Castle
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8UJ
England

  • Phone: 0845 603 5631

Hampshire Library Service is responsible for all public library spaces and Discovery Centres owned by Hampshire County Council. With nearly 50 branches, the venues offer a range of buildings and facilities, and the potential for many different events, courses, workshops and exhibitions. Winchester Discovery Centre is part of a new generation of libraries, run by Hampshire County Council. It houses a public library, two galleries, a performance hall, cafe and learning spaces. The Centre hosts events throughout the day and evening, with a licenced bar and professional performance and technical areas. Basingstoke Discovery Centre also contains a public library, café and an exhibition space and also hireable Community Room, Business Room, Meeting Room and Interview Room. Gosport Discovery Centre contains a public library, café and exhibition space plus a Conference Room, IT Learning Suite, Small Meeting Room.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm Saturday: 9am - 5pm Closed: Sundays & Bank holidays

Charges:

Free

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Auditorium
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation

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