Welcome to Markfield Community Library

We are a local library based in the village of Markfield in Leicestershire.

The summer reading challenge for 2024 starts on 6th July at 10:00 and runs until 30th September.

Opening Times

Monday09:00 – 10:0013:00 – 15:0018:00 – 19:00
Tuesday09:00 – 10:0013:00 – 15:00Closed
Thursday09:00 – 10:0012:30 – 15:00Closed
Friday09:00 – 10:0013:00 – 15:00Closed
Saturday10:00 – 12:30ClosedClosed

We are delighted to have some new volunteers on board and if anyone else is considering volunteering, please get in touch at the library. Please ask for Julie Grace or Jacqui Williams or leave your details so they can contact you.

Huge thanks to all those who donated children’s books for us to pass on to Family Support workers from Leicestershire County Council. Books were wrapped by County Council staff and included in hampers for families needing additional support. It has made such a difference to families over Christmas. Do pop in and take a look at the books on our second-hand book shelves which have been supplemented by some additions which are very recent publications. The amount raised by these donations by re sale are very much welcomed as part of our fundraising. Please note that from time to time we may have to refuse donations if we become overwhelmed with more than we can store. If you have any ideas or comments, get in touch at markfieldlibrary@gmail.com and have your say.

We have had several new groups interested in operating from the library.


Our book stock is managed by Leicestershire County Council Libraries. You should find all the latest books on our shelves. If you can’t find the book you want, we can order it for you.

We have a wide range of books we offer a number of facilities including:

  • Up-to-date adult fiction and non-fiction (including large print)
  • A big selection of children’s and teenage fiction
  • Audio books on CD
  • Newspapers and local information
  • Photocopying
  • Free public internet access computers and free wi-fi access
  • Wheelchair access


We hold regular events such as books groups, writers group, as well as many children’s activities including reading and rhymes plus much, much more. For the latest events go to our Events page.
Community groups and local businesses can also hire our premises for a small fee. There is free parking in our library car park as well as at the nearby Community Centre car park. See our Facilities page.

Find Books and Renew Your Loans.

You can find and order books as well as renew your loans the same way as before. Access the Leicestershire Libraries website www.leics.gov.uk/libraries and then go to the relevant link either ‘Find a Book, DVD or CD’ link or the ‘Renewals’ link.

Contact us


0116 305 3642




Oakfield Avenue
LE67 9WG

Markfield Community Library