Did you know that the Central Library is the home of Swindon’s fantastic Local Studies collection?


We collect and preserve almost anything that’s ever been written or published about the Borough – including books, newspapers, maps, magazines, CDs, vinyl, postcards – and a HUGE collection of old Swindon photos from the 1850s to the present day.

You can search thousands of these photographs on our online gallery: www.flickr.com/swindonlocal 

For more information please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

Reading Ahead

The Reading Ahead adult literacy campaign which invites young people and adults to choose 6 reads and record them in a diary to get a certificate and win prizes launches at the end of September.
To get involved either as a participant or to get your company or organisation involved contact: librariesoutreach@swindon.gov.uk.

You can also view the Reading Ahead webpage for further information.


Consultation on the future of Swindon’s Library Service


The Council is currently consulting on a strategy for the future of the library service. The consultation is open until 30th September and is accompanied by a public meeting and a number of drop in events. To fill in the questionnaire or find out more information, please visit www.swindon.gov.uk/librariesfuture