Libraries


COVID-19: Council building closures and changes to service opening hours

We have public libraries in Oakham, Uppingham, Ryhall and Ketton, along with a Mobile Library that visits villages in Rutland fortnightly.  

View our library website 

Opening times for libraries in Rutland

Register for free online

Library services

All our libraries are FREE to join and offer a range of fantastic services, including:   

  • Free Book Start Story times and Rhyme times for children under five
  • Free Book, audio book, eBook and large print loans
  • Free Children’s fiction and information books to borrow
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet access on our touch-screen computers
  • Free requests for items that are in stock, and no overdue charges!
  • Author events and regular hands-on activities
  • DVD hire
  • New library catalogue with a dedicated catalogue just for children
  • Books on Prescription service
  • Photocopying and printing.
  • Practise your driving test online for FREE with Theory Test Pro
  • Home Library Service – FREE home deliveries for those unable to visit the library
  • FREE Ancestry.com and FindMyPast access in all libraries 

Oakham Library

In addition to our great range of services, Oakham Library now has a dedicated area for young people, more shelf space, and lots of exciting new stock to browse.  

You can contact Oakham Library by  calling: 01572 722 918 or emailing: libraries@rutland.gov.uk

For local and family history enquiries please email: history@rutland.gov.uk

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