Thursday, 6 September 2012

Library fire

It is with immense sadness that I write to say our beautiful Sawston Library has been completely destroyed by a fire this afternoon, Thursday 6 September.  The library was closed at the time, and I understand that all students and staff of Sawston Village College evacuated safely.  The Library Service and Cambridgeshire County Council are working out what best to do next. There will be more information on Cambridgeshire County Council's website:  and I enclose Great Shelford library's opening hours and also the mobile library times for Sawston below.

The library is now closed until further notice, and the summer reading challenge presentation and book sale planned for Saturday cancelled.
Yasmin Emerson
Chair of Friends of Sawston Library

Great Shelford library's opening hours are:
Monday 4-7pm
Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-1pm
Thursday closed
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Sawston's mobile library is the C9 and visits on the second Tuesday of the month.  The present timetable is:
Babraham High Street 10-10.45am
Pampisford Church 10.55-11.15am
Sawston Chaplefield Way 11.25am-12.25pm
Green Road 1.15-1.45pm
Uffen Way 1.55-2.25pm


  1. I was so sad to read about the fire. As a local author, I'd like to donate some books as a small contribution to your replacement library. Who should I send books to? Would you like them now, or once a replacement library has been built?
    Pippa Goodhart

  2. The library's webpage is always being updated with the latest details: