Luton Central Library


Luton Libraries offer a great range of services for children and parents or carers, of all ages. You are never too young to join the library and start listening to stories or learning to read.

Encouraging our children to read from a very young age is very important. The routine of sharing books, stories, songs and rhymes helps to build pre-literacy skills. It also provides a special time and place for us to build a strong and loving relationship with our children. For more information on all the activities and services for children, parents, carers and schools available through the public library service, see the links on the left.

Luton Central Library is located in St. George's Square between the Mall Shopping Centre and the Galaxy Centre.

Luton Central Library has the widest selection of novels, non-fiction books, newspapers and magazines. The books are available in different formats - large print, paperback or on CD. There is also a good selection of music and film CDs and DVDs. There are computers available for library members on the ground, first and second floors. Wi-fi is available on all floors. 

The ground floor has the children's library, quick choice selection of books and quick use public computers.

On the first floor you will find the main enquiry point where staff will be able to help you find what you want. A fax service is available here.

The second floor is the quiet study area. The Family History room are on this floor. Please ensure your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent in this area.

The third floor has a multi-faith room and conference rooms. See venue hire for more details.

Opening Hours

Monday 11am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 7pm
Thursday 9am to 7pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9.30am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm





Luton Central Library is fully accessible. There is a ramp up to the main doors, which are automatic. There are lifts to all floors, and a lift to the mezzanine from the second floor. There are hearing loops at the enquiry points. There are toilets on the third floor, including a toilet for people with disabilities. There is one small step down to the conference rooms on the third floor and also a lift for wheelchair users.

There is limited parking for customers who have a blue badge to the side of the building, managed by Luton Borough Council and monitored by local parking attendants.

Box Office

The Box Office is open for ticket sales in person and via telephone:

Monday: 11am - 6pm
Tuesday: 11am - 6pm
Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am - 6pm
Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Phone: 01582 878100

You can also purchase tickets online at all times.

Venue Hire

The Central Library has five flexible spaces for conferences. See Venue Hire for more information. 

Energy Saving Lights Project 

Energy efficient light fittings have been installed in Luton Central Library. This work was carried out overnight to ensure minimal disruption to our customers. This project will reduce electricity usage and cost and was organised and led by the Property & Construction Corporate Energy Manager.

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