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Baby Rhymetime

Songs and rhymes for babies and their parents/carers.

  • Mondays 11am-11.30am

Toddlertime

Songs and rhymes for Under 3s and their parents/carers.

  • Mondays 10am-10.30am

Storytime

Stories for Under 5s and their parents/carers.

From 4 May

  • Saturdays 10.30-11am

BB&MB Book Club

Book Club for 6-11 year olds.

  • Second Thursday of the month, 4pm-5pm.
    (no sessions in August)

Knit and Knatter

All welcome.

  • fortnightly, meeting on Tuesday afternoons, 2.30pm-4pm.

Yugioh Club

For 13-17 year olds. Come along a play games. Refreshments available.

  • fortnightly 5pm-6.30pm on a Tuesday.

Create & Craft

All sorts of crafts. Anyone welcome. Refreshments available.

  • fortnightly on a Friday 2.30pm -4.30pm

 

Local Studies at Hythe Library

Hythe Library holds a comprehensive collection of local studies material relating to the covering Hythe and places such as Blackfield and Fawley. The collection is backed up by files of cuttings and indexes for various items such as maps.

Newspapers & Periodicals

  • Hampshire County Magazine 1961 to 2009
  • Hampshire Life 1998-2001
  • New Forest Magazine 1998-2006
  • Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club volumes 47-51 (on fiche)
  • Hampshire Archive Trust Newsletter - Spring / Autumn 1995 &1996, Autumn only 1997 & 1999, Spring / Autumn 2000 & 2001, Spring Only 2002, 2004, 2005, Spring / Autumn 2006 to 2010

Directories and Registers

  • Hampshire Directory 1784, 1792, 1828, 1844
  • Pigot’s Directory of Hampshire 1823-1824
  • Pigot & Co’s National Commercial Directory 1830
  • Slater’s Directory 1852-1853
  • White’s Directory 1859-1878
  • Post Office Directory 1847, 1855
  • Kelly’s Post Office Directory 1867
  • Kelly’s Directory, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1889, 1923, 1972, 1974

Please note many of the directories listed above are held on microfiche.

Maps

  • Hythe Library holds a large collections of historical Ordnance Survey Maps for the Hythe, Exbury, Lepe areas.  
  • HytheTown Centre Goad Plans 1997-1999, 2010

Photographs

  • Photographs are not kept in the public area and researchers should request them from staff.

Census and International Genealogical Index

  • 1881 Census (birthplace index, census place index, Royal Navy etc)
  • 1891 Census, New Forest (Fawley, Eling, Lyndhurst)
  • 1991 Census District and Ward Statistics
  • Hampshire record Office Wills Index
  • Hampshire Genealogy Society Index to the 1851 Census

General

  • Material relating to the Dibden Bay Enquiry - Hythe Heritage Centre has larger collection.

Council Minutes and Agenda

  • Most recent only - please ask staff

Parish Registers

 
The room has a seating capacity of 30 and can be arranged with separate tables or a conference table for 12 people.

Facilities include an induction loop, instant boiling water, a fridge and a dishwasher.

Wi-fi extends into the room and a ceiling mounted data projector with laptop connections will be available.

Charges

  • £10 per hour for commercial hire
  • £7.50 per hour for community use

For bookings and enquires telephone 023 8084 1457

 

Facilities

Public Computers Yes, 7 computers
WiFi Yes
Scanner Yes
Printing Yes, colour
Photocopying Yes, black and white and colour, A4, A3 and double-sided
Fax No
Microfiche reader Yes
Exhibition facilities Yes
Room Hire Yes
Local Studies Collection Yes
Reading Group No
Playaway Collection Yes
Coffee Facilities No
 

Access

 
Wheelchair access Yes
Parking on site Yes
Disabled Parking 2 Blue Badge bays
Magnifier No
Hearing Loop Yes
Public Toilets No
VIP Reading Group No

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Hythe Library

Pylewell Road, Hythe
Southampton, SO45 6AQ
tel 0845 6035631 call charges

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Opening hours

Mon 9am-5pm
Tue 9am-7pm
Wed 9am-5pm
Thu 9am-7pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-1pm
Sun Closed

Closed on Public Holidays