LIBRARIES IN PORTSMOUTH

Portsmouth library

Listed on this page are the details of Portsmouth Libraries, public, academic, military and historic library resources in the Portsmouth and Southsea area.

The public libraries vary in size in different locations around the city, some may only have a limited resource of material, but these can be ordered in from other libraries, just ask the librarian for assistance.

Libraries are great places for communities to get together, many groups now use libraries for meetings and creative uses. Libraries offer much more than just books, although that is good too, such as internet access points, digital information storage, music lending and of course a great place to study in peace and quiet.

Some of the specialised libraries listed here require prior booking to gain access, so be sure to ring ahead and check.

  • HIGHBURY COLLEGE LIBRARY

    Located at the main Highbury Campus in Cosham, Highbury College Library is home to a large collection of printed titles, e-books, periodicals, DVDs and other resources.
    Cosham Campus, Dovercourt Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2SA
    Telephone: 02392 328989

  • NMRN LIBRARY PORTSMOUTH

    The National Museum Royal Navy library is part of the National Archives. The library is an excellent source for British naval history, naval science, technical and scientific works, naval law, medicine, gunnery, a large journal collection of British and foreign titles. The material here can be used by academics, family historians or students. The library is located within Portsmouth Naval base and has space for 24 readers.
    National Museum of the Royal Navy, HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth, PO1 3NH
    Telephone: 02392 891370
    NMRN Library Website

  • PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL - PUBLIC LIBRARIES

    For general enquiries at any of the Portsmouth City Council libraries:
    Email libraries@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or
    Telephone 02392 819311

    CENTRAL LIBRARY
    Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 2DX

    ALDERMAN LACEY LIBRARY
    Tangier Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6HU

    BEDDOW LIBRARY
    Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8PR

    CARNEGIE LIBRARY
    Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5EZ

    COSHAM LIBRARY
    Spur Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EB

    NORTH END LIBRARY
    Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 9AX

    PAULSGROVE LIBRARY
    Marsden Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4JB

    PORTSEA LIBRARY
    John Pounds Community Centre, 23 Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HN

  • PORTSMOUTH NHS LIBRARY SERVICE

    The Portsmouth NHS Library Service at QA Hospital is home to library and information services for NHS employees, trainees, medical students and undergraduate healthcare students who are working in the local health community.
    The QuAD Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3LY
    Tel: 02392 286039
    Email: Library.qah@porthosp.nhs.uk
    Portsmouth Hospitals Library Website

  • UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH LIBRARY

    Located on Cambridge Road is the University of Portsmouth Library primarily for students and staff of the university, the library is open to external members as well. The library has resources for students covering the following areas Business, Creative and Cultural Industries, Humanities, Law and Criminology, Sciences, Social Sciences and Technology. In addition to this the library also has some special collections such as rare books and the University Archive.
    The University Library, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2ST
    Telephone: 02392 843228
    Email: library@port.ac.uk