Oadby Library

A large, busy library close to the centre of Oadby. The library is on one level and is autism friendly.

Smart library opening hours - see below
Oadby Library, 10 The Parade, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5BF

Smart library access hours:

  Smart Staffed Smart
Monday 8am-10am 10am-1pm 1pm-7pm
Tuesday 8am-10am 10am-5pm 5pm-7pm
Wednesday 8am-10am 10am-5pm 5pm-7pm
Thursday 8am-7pm - Smart access all day
Friday 8am-10am 10am-5pm 5pm-7pm
Saturday 8am-10am 10am-2pm 2pm-6pm
Sunday CLOSED    

To use the library during smart hours please complete a Smart Library induction and familiarise yourself with the layout and exits of the library using the:

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Wednesday morning talks

Second Wednesday of each month, 11am to 12pm. £4 per talk, pre-booking is essential.

Craftily: crafts group

Every Tuesday, 2pm to 4pm.

Learn a craft, swap shop, demos, share ideas. All welcome.

Games group

Every Wednesday, 2pm to 4pm.

Have fun and chat over a board or card game. Bring your own games or share ours. All welcome.

Oadby books

Meet at Oadby Library on the last Monday of each month, 11am to 12pm. Please ask at the library for more details.

Saturday playtime

Every Saturday, 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Do you like crafts, games, construction, dressing up, jigsaws? Drop in, free for children and parents and carers for 3yrs+.

Wriggly Readers

Every Wednesday and Friday, 10.30am to 11am.

Fun, informal sessions where babies and children aged 0-4 years and their parents/carers can join in with stories, songs and rhymes in a welcoming environment. An opportunity for families to meet and make friends.

Booking advised: sessions operate with restricted number of attendees. You're strongly advised to book in advance, either in person or by phone as the sessions are very popular. 

Coffee, Tea and Conversation

First Monday of each month, 10.30am to 12pm. Free, informal drop in giving people in the community the opportunity to make new friends or chat to staff.

Cancer Support Group

First Friday of the month, 1.30 to 3pm.

Informational drop-in group offering friendship and support to anyone who has or has had cancer. Free.