Pork Pie Library and Community Centre

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The famous 'Pork Pie Library' is located at the roundabout on Southfields Drive, where it meets the ring road. It has books to borrow, free access to public computers, self-service kiosks and information. We also have activities and learning opportunities for children and adults. It's free and easy to join so why not come along and see what we have for you.

Further information

Opening times

Days Opening hours
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday Closed

New self-service facility

From Monday 7 December 2015 you will be able to do the following:

  • pay rent, council tax, fines and other council services using a debit card in the self-service kiosk
  • scan proofs to support applications for housing and housing benefit
  • use Freephones to talk to our services including housing officers, housing benefit, housing options and council tax
  • use self-service computers to log on to our website and apply for services including:
    • housing
    • housing benefits
    • parking permits
    • blue badge
    • council tax.

Adult learning centre

The adult learning service offers a wide range of courses in our IT suite and learning room. We offer arts and crafts, IT skills, Maths and English as well as a job club.

Community room hire

Room hire is available for a small hourly charge. We offer community rooms with accessible toilet and a hall with stage for larger events. For further information please contact a member of staff at the Pork Pie or complete the online enquiry form.


We offer a wide change of books and free access to computers and the internet. Our staff are happy to help with general enquiries and access to information.

Computers and internet

For Children and Young People

  • Children's books for all ages, from babies to young adults
  • Toddler Time every Tuesday from 10am - 12 noon  
  • Homework help on Wednesdays  from 3.30 – 6.30pm (term time) 
  • Baby changing facilities

Events and activities

Access further services


The centre is all on the ground floor. There are wide entrance  to both the library and the hall. Both have an accessible toilet. We also have a large text keyboard and track ball mouse. For more information visit:

Contact us

Ring us: 0116 299 5480

Write to us: Saffron Lane (Pork Pie Island) LE2 6QS

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