Ventnor Library

The library provides a welcoming space to relax in Ventnor. See our library opening hours (PDF, 255KB, 1 page).

Special activities and events

New activities coming soon.

What we offer

  • Books
  • DVDs*
  • Free internet access and Wi-Fi
  • eBooks
  • Talking books on CD
  • Large print books
  • Computer facilities
  • eMagazines
  • Free access to Find My Past  family history website
  • Online reference resources
  • Word processing
  • Scanning facilities
  • Colour/B&W photocopying and printing services*
  • Reference collection
  • Local Studies collection
  • Newspapers
  • Bus Pass applications
  • Teenage area
  • Children's area
  • Homework collection

 *Charges apply for these services.

View our fees and charges list.(PDF, 226.19KB, 2 pages).

Regular events and activities

LEGO and Duplo Club

Do you love LEGO? Then come along to our junior LEGO club. For ages five years and over. Offered every Saturday from 2pm to 3pm. 

Adult Colouring Group

Relax, be creative, make new friends, and have fun. We provide coloured pencils, felt tips, and colouring sheets, and it's free. You are welcome to bring your own supplies if you want. Meets every Friday, 2pm to 4pm.  


A place to network and talk privately with skilled advisors for free. We offer:

  • use of our computers 
  • access to the internet 
  • employment advice
  • improvement of your life skills
  • help with IT.

If you want to find work or develop your skills and want to have a confidential chat, pop in for a tea or coffee and see if we can help on Thursdays 9am to 11am. 

Stitch by Stitch

Bring along your knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, cross-stitch, tapestry, applique, quilting, lace-making, darning or any other needlework projects you're working on. Make new friends, relax, have a cuppa and get creative. Every Wednesday 2pm to 4pm.

Reading group

The Reading Group meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3.3pm to 4.30pm.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of Ventnor Library group provide invaluable help to the library and its staff.

The number of activities now available in the library has grown significantly with the help of our supporters group. They raise funds for the library, provide help to organise and run events and provide essential support and advice to the library service. The group is a valuable link between the council and Ventnor residents, enabling us to test out ideas and check that our plans for the library are what residents want.

For more information, visit their Friends of Ventnor Library Facebook page, or contact them via email: or tel: 01983 856888.