Gosport Discovery Centre

Books and Reading

We add regularly to our new titles and have an extensive stock of lending and reference books, along with a wide range of electronic resources. You can check the books and other materials we hold on our Catalogue, where you can also reserve books online.

The Fast Back service

Multiple copies of the most popular fiction and non fiction best sellers  Our fiction books and biographies are on the ground floor, including large print and audio books, where you can also relax over a selection of newspapers and magazines. Lending, reference books and journals are in convenient subject areas, such as careers and education, business, law, government, and statistics, military, music, computers and there are also specialist collections such as the Local Studies Collection and the Hampshire Naval Collection

Books in other languages are on the mezzanine alongside language learning packs, and there is also a collection of Essential Skills resources in our Skills for Life collection on the ground floor.

Families will love the Children's Library on the ground floor, while teenagers have their own area, the t-zone on the first floor.

Easy Reads Collection

Books for Adults with Learning Disabilities
These books are bright and colourful with easy to read text and lots of pictures. The books were chosen by local readers who have learning disabilities who worked with Adult Services to select them and are both fiction and non fiction. The non fiction titles deal with a range of topics including health and financial issues.
Located on the Mezzanine Floor - just ask staff to be directed to them.

Magazines for Loan

Magazines can be borrowed for 7 days with a maximum of 2 borrowed at a time but cannot be either reserved or renewed and overdue charges do apply if any items are returned late.

    • Bowls
    • Coast
    • Country Living
    • Crafts Beautiful
    • Dig BMX
    • Empire
    • Games Master
    • Gardeners World
    • Golf
    • Good Food
    • Good Housekeeping
    • Grand Designs
    • History
    • Homes and Antiques
    • Lonely Planet
    • Mens Health
    • National Geographic
    • Natural Health
    • Old Glory
    • PC Advisor
    • Practical Boat Owner
    • Practical Photography
    • Prima
    • Q
    • Runners
    • Sky at Night
    • Stamp & Coin Mart
    • Top Gear
    • What Car
    • Woman & Home
    • Your Family History

Better services

You can use the Easy Returns service. Usually anything you borrow can be returned to any Hampshire County Council library or Discovery Centre, at no extra charge.

Why not find out about our Books of the Month and Reading Groups?