Great Shelford has always loved its library. The first library opened after the war, in the High Street, and was instantly popular.

When it moved to new premises in Woollards Lane, the opening hours rapidly had to be extended to reduce congestion !

Soon the premises were doubled in size, taking up two shops. The library housed in them was quaint and quirky and much loved.
But eventually the buildings came to the end of their life.

In 2009 our new library was opened.
Building work had nearly been postponed when evidence of bat activity was found, but the bats were not hibernating so boxes were built for them at the Recreation Ground.
The new library includes special bat accommodation in the roof!

Great Shelford Library is the busiest community library in South Cambridgeshire and is highly valued by local people.