Sandown Library


How to find us

Services available at this library:

  • Books
  • DVDs*
  • Talking Books on Cassette/CD*
  • Large Print
  • Computer facilities
  • Internet access
  • Word processing
  • Scanning facilities
  • Printing*
  • Colour/B&W photocopying service*
  • Fax service*
  • Reference Collection
  • Local Studies Collection
  • Newspapers
  • Garden Refuse Sacks*
  • Bus Pass Applications
  • Teenage Area
  • Children’s Area
  • Homework collection
  • Storytime every Thursday 1.30pm – 2.00pm (except School holidays)
  • Rhymetime every Thursday 2.00pm – 2.30pm
  • School visits & introductions to the Library Service.
*Charges apply for these services. Please click here for further information.

Please click here to download our Welcome to Sandown Library leaflet.

Sandown Library also has a Community Learning Room which is available for hire. Click here for more details about hiring this room, including terms of use. To book the room, contact Sandown library or complete the booking form and return this to the library. If you want to have a recurring booking, please complete this form.

New DVDs at Sandown Library


Promotions at Sandown Library

Sandown and District Historical Association

At Sandown Library we have an exhibition of old Sandown photos throughout history, courtesy of the Sandown and District Historical Association. These are updated regularly and are well worth a look.

Chill out with a good book this winter!

Take your pick from a wide range of our books old and new and snuggle up with a good read this winter.

Courses at Sandown Library

Computer Lessons

One to one hourly computer lessons are available at Sandown Library. Booking is essential. For more information contact Sandown Library on 402748 or Carol
on 07971314504. Carol specialises in
tuition for complete beginners
or those who wish to brush up
on their skills.

Find My Past

Sandown Library has free access to ancestry website Find My Past. Search for your ancestors in census records and use parish records to find births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1538! Pop in to the library for more information or give us a ring. Booking is a good idea but not always essential.

Forthcoming events at Sandown Library

Comic Relief
Show-Stopper Bake-off Competition!

To help raise money for Comic Relief, we are holding our very own Bake-off challenge on Friday 15th March at 2.30pm We would like you to enter a show-stopper cake with a comic relief theme into our competition. Entry is £3 which will go to Comic Relief and after the cakes have been judged the cakes will be sold to raise more funds. There’s no need to book a place just bake your cake and come along!!


Easter Craft Fayre

Sandown Library is holding an Easter Craft Fayre on Saturday 23rd March from 10.00am to 3.00pm. If you have a craft you would like to sell at this event please telephone us on 402748 to book a table for £5.


Regular Events/groups at Sandown Library

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter takes place every Friday at 1.30pm at Sandown Library. Whether you’re an experienced knitter or a complete novice, come along and join in the fun. Free tea and coffee provided.


Meet Your Local Councillor

Local councillor Heather Humby is at Sandown Library every Saturday morning from 11.00 to 12.00. No booking necessary.


Family History

If you would like help getting started with your family history make an appointment for a free one to one, hour-long session in the library. Sessions will take place on a Thursday afternoon between 2.30pm & 3.30pm. Booking is essential. For more information telephone us on 402748.

Creative Writing

Our FREE creative writing group meets on alternate Thursdays at 3.00pm. Ring Janet on 404387 or Sandown Library on 402748 for more information.


Friday Art Club

Sandown Library is holding an art club every Friday at 2.00pm. All types of art will go on and everyone is welcome. For more information contact Deborah on 402194 or email



Friends of Sandown Library

Sandown Library is the latest Isle of Wight Library to have a friends group. If you are interested in becoming a friend of the library and helping with future events and fundraising then please pop in to see us or phone on 402748. Find us on Facebook by clicking here. Find our blog by clicking here.

Service Description: Children's and adults' books, large print books, talking books on CD, DVDs, reference collection, newspapers, photocopying, fax service, free internet access, free computer access, weekly Rhymetimes. Sandown Library also houses the Sandown Community Learning Room.

Contact Information
Department Libraries & Information Service
Address Sandown Library
High Street
Isle of Wight
PO36 8AF
External Phone 01983 402748
Opening Times Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9.00am - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 9.00am - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 4.30pm
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Page last updated on: 22/02/2013