Hampshire Library Service

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Hampshire Library Service is responsible for all public library spaces and Discovery Centres owned by Hampshire County Council. With nearly 50 branches, the venues offer a range of buildings and facilities, and the potential for many different events, courses, workshops and exhibitions.

Winchester Discovery Centre is part of a new generation of libraries, run by Hampshire County Council. It houses a public library, two galleries, a performance hall, cafe and learning spaces. The Centre hosts events throughout the day and evening, with a licenced bar and professional performance and technical areas.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre also contains a public library, café and an exhibition space and also hireable Community Room, Business Room, Meeting Room and Interview Room.

Gosport Discovery Centre contains a public library, café and exhibition space plus a Conference Room, IT Learning Suite, Small Meeting Room.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Gallery, Festivals

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Closed: Sundays & Bank holidays

Admission charges


Hampshire Library Service
The Castle
SO23 8UJ


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Events, workshops, activities and exhibitions listings for all our venues in Hampshire.



Hampshire Libraries central administration



0845 603 5631

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.