Totton Library

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A selection of the best new books, DVDs and CDs

" "Learning in Libraries
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" "Magazines for Loan
From gardening to motoring to family history - available for 7 day loan, no charge!
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" "eBooks and audiobooks
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What's on

  • Chatterbooks
    Join us on the first Thursday of every month from 4-5 pm for book chats, quizzes, crafts and fun!
    A friendly, relaxed book club for 7-11 year olds.No need to book - just drop in!
    Not on during summer holidays.

  • Knit & Natter
    Come along for knitting, chatting and refreshments.
    Mondays 10am-12am (not during the school holidays)

  • Rhyme Time
    Come along for songs, rhymes and signs. All welcome.
    Every Thursday 11am-11.45am (not during the school holidays).

  • Warhammer Club
    Gaming, painting and scenery making.
    Every Thursday 5.30pm-6.30pm (not during school holidays)

  • Saturday Storytimes
    First Saturday of every month,  2pm-3pm

  • Library Reading Groups
    Meet once a month on a Tuesday & Thursday (currently full).


Local studies

Totton Library holds a comprehensive collection of local studies material covering Totton, Eling, Southampton, the New Forest and the wider Hampshire area. The collection is backed up by files of cuttings and indexes for various items such as maps.

Map Cabinet

  • Totton, Lyndhurst, Cadnam, Netley Marsh, Eling, Ashurst, Bramshaw, Copythorne and Marchwood.
    Scales: Modern maps (1994) 1:1250/1:2500/1:10000, Historic maps (dating back to 1909)1:2500/6":1 mile
    Ordnance Survey maps


  • Totton Gazette: Oct-Sep 1969, Oct-Sep 1970, Jan-Dec 1971, Jan-Dec 1972
  • Forest & Waterside Observer and the Totton Times: 1963-1973
  • Totton Advertiser 1962

Other documents

  • National School register (extracts): 1880s
  • Plans for proposed Eling Infants School
  • South East constituency proposals (current)
  • Countryside Access Plan 2006
  • New Forest National Park Authority Corporate Plan (2008-2009)
  • New Forest District Council (Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary draft) (2012)
  • New Forest Catchment Flood management Plan (Summary Report December 2009)
  • New Forest District Council: Sites and Development Management Plans (2012)


  • 5 public computers
  • free internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • colour printing
  • scanner
  • photocopying - black and white, colour, A4, A3 and double-sided
  • exhibition facilities


  • hearing loop
  • parking nearby - 4 designated bays for Blue Badge holders
  • wheelchair access into building

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Totton Library

Library Road, Totton
Southampton, SO40 3RS
tel 0845 6035631 call charges

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Opening hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm
Sunday Closed

Closed on Public Holidays