Swavesey Library

Welcome to Swavesey Library


Where to find us:

Swavesey Library is in the Old Entrance Hall, Swavesey Village College.

Swavesey Library location

Swavesey Library is a volunteer run facility born out of the closure of the Cambridgeshire County library.  Following major building works within the college, the  library has now relocated to the Old Entrance Hall and at the same time has been fully refurbished.  We now offer you an up to date, quiet, safe, welcoming library environment, with easy access from the front of the college site.

The Library holds a range of adult fiction, biography, and local studies material, including some large print books.  The children’s book section is quite extensive, including a range of Junior Fiction Books.

There is a large bookcase  of books for sale consisting of books donated in good condition and including a large amount of up-to-date fiction. (See below) Books are priced at 50p each or 5 books for £2.


New Public Access Computer Thanks to a grant from the Thomas Galon charity,  Swavesey Library now has a new public computer giving full access to the web, e-mail, Microsoft Office and a linked deskjet printer.

Photocopying Facilities are available during library opening hours to make A4 size photocopies.  The charge will be 10p per copy for black and white and 20p for colour.

 Opening Hours:

Please note new Saturday opening.

Tuesday                     15.30 to 17.30
Wednesday               18.00 to 20.00
Thursday                   18.00 to 20.00
Saturday                    The Library is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10.00 to 12.00

Swavesey Library is open during School Holidays unless otherwise advertised.

 Storytime in the Library

Storytime in the Library is on the third Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m.


Library volunteers

Swavesey Library would be pleased to welcome new volunteers to help run the library sessions.  It isn’t a difficult task, training is given, and you can give as little or as much of your time to help.  The choice is yours!  If you feel you would like to join our band of volunteers please contact any of the numbers listed below.

Thank you!

 What’s on offer?

  • Click and collect – enables you to order books held within the Cambridgeshire library network from home for collection at Swavesey library
  • Free Membership!
  • Books issued by any Cambridgeshire Library can be returned to Swavesey Library.
  • Free wifi & Internet Access
  • Books for loan
  • Children’s Corner
  • Story Time and activities
  • Secondhand Book Sale. librarysalephoto
  • Local Information point
  • A4 Photocopying

There is something for all the family.

Local Information

The library is a source of information on local matters e.g.  information is  displayed on the development of the A14.  Local village magazines are on display and there are leaflets on events in Cambridge and the wider area.  Contact leaflets for medical matters etc. are to be found in the library.

For further information about Swavesey Library contact:

John Pook                 01954 230978            Richard Hart          01954 202707

Jacqui Fuller             01954 230774            Doug Hunt              01954 232478

Lorraine Hunt          01954 232478            Sarah Hellon           01954 230960