We are a group who support the Milton Road Library in Cambridge and want to ensure we retain it as a local library but also that it develops as a community resource.

The original library building on the corner of Ascham Road and Milton Road closed its doors on 10th November 2017, and a new library/community space is scheduled to open in a years’ time.

There is mobile provision further down Ascham Road near the school while the building work takes place. It keeps a good range of books, including many for children, with the following hours of opening:

Monday 10:00 — 17:00
Tuesday Closed
Thursday 15:00 — 17:00
Friday 15:00 — 17:00
Saturday 10:00 — 15:00
Sunday Closed


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Regular Event: story sharing

Free story telling sessions for families. While the library is shut, the sessions are held once a month at Milton Road Primary School. Free, no booking required.

Regular event: Rhyme Time

Free singing sessions for babies and toddlers with their parents and carers are held in the children’s library every 4th Thursday of the month. Come along and join in. 2.30 to 3pm. No booking required.

Past Events

  • Story Sharing: Off to the Beach

    Saturday 23 June @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for another family friendly storytelling session at Milton Road school in the small hall – drop in or stay for the whole hour. Theme: Off to the beach Look forward to warmer weather and...

  • Story Sharing: Busy Birds

    Saturday 26 May @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for another family friendly storytelling session at Milton Road school in the small hall – drop in or stay for the whole hour. To look forward to National Bookstart Week 2018 (5-11 June), we...


The Friends of Milton Road Library exists to celebrate and protect our local library. We aim to:

  • Promote Milton Road Library within the community
  • Help develop the building as a community resource and facility
  • Facilitate the running of library and community events at the library
  • Liaise with the County Council on all aspects of running the library
  • Liaise with the City Council on developing resources for general use.

Funds raised through membership support our programme of events and purchase newspapers and equipment for the building.

History of the building

Joint Steering Group for building development

Since 2012 the Friends Group have been working as members of a joint Steering Group with the Library Service of the County Council to plan the development of the building.

Development Steering group


As a member of the Friends, we will keep you informed of events and activities, and also ask you to give us ideas and feedback on proposals affecting our library. Most of the events we run are free to members. We will keep in touch with you primarily by email but we will do what we can to also notify those people who join us who aren’t on the internet.

The subscription to be a member is £5, or £8 for family/household membership (£3 and £5 if you are unwaged); £10 for community members (schools and local businesses etc).

Membership runs from 1st January each year. To join the Friends please complete a membership form – available as a download here or at the library.

Download membership form