Welcome to the website for the Public Library Service

Portsmouth Libraries are open to all who wish to use our services, including people who live, work or study in the city, and from further afield. There are nine branch libraries and a mobile library service offering a variety of services.

There really is something for everyone! We also provide a huge amount of free online services for you to enjoy, including eBooks and eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines and music downloads.

Library news

Winter mini challenge

The Winter mini reading challenge for children launches on Wednesday 1 December. For more details see our Winter mini challenge page.

Christmas activities

We’re gearing up for Christmas again with a range of Christmas rhyme times, activities and Santa visits in store. We’re adding things to the Events page all the time so keep checking back for up to date information!

Face coverings

Face coverings are still encouraged in libraries, unless you are exempt.