Libraries in Portsmouth
Discover the Rich Diversity of Portsmouth Libraries
Welcome to a world of knowledge, culture, and community at Portsmouth Libraries. This page serves as your gateway to a wide array of library resources in Portsmouth and Southsea, including public, academic, military, and historic libraries.
Portsmouth's public libraries come in various sizes and are located throughout the city. While some may have a limited collection of materials, you can always request specific items from other libraries with the helpful assistance of our librarians.
Libraries are more than just book repositories; they are vibrant community hubs. Many local groups and organizations choose libraries as their meeting place for various activities and creative endeavors. In addition to an extensive collection of books, libraries provide essential services such as internet access, digital information storage, music lending, and, of course, a peaceful and conducive environment for study.
Some of the specialized libraries listed on this page may require prior booking for access, so we recommend calling ahead to ensure availability and plan your visit accordingly. Whether you're a dedicated bookworm, a student seeking a quiet study spot, or a group looking for a community gathering place, Portsmouth Libraries have something special to offer to everyone. Join the world of learning, exploration, and community engagement by exploring the details of Portsmouth Libraries listed below.