At least one library is open every day. If you just want know when we're open, download and save our handy Library opening times sheet (PDF 171KB). If you're looking for more information about our branches, follow the links below:

Sundays and Bank Holidays

On Sundays we only run a basic service in Bath Central Library. We're unable to deal with long enquiries which include help with local studies material, help with family history and help with any of the microfiche / film readers. Some other services are also unavailable.

Unless otherwise stated, all Council run libraries in Bath & North East Somerset are closed on Bank Holidays.


Bath Central Library

  • Address: 19-23 The Podium, Northgate Street, Bath, BA1 5AN (view on local map)
  • Telephone: 01225 39 40 41
  • Email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
  • Library Manager: Sheila Leeden 
  • Car Parking: Plenty of car parking in the city centre as well as a short stay car park within The Podium
  • Facilities: Chip & PIN payment accepted on self-service terminals. Free WiFi. Free computers. Printing in black & white and colour. Photocopiers. No public toilets in the library but available elsewhere in Podium Centre.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30am - 6.00pm, Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

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Keynsham Library & One Stop Shop

Opening hours: Monday & Tuesday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Wednesday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Thursday & Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm

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Midsomer Norton 

  • Address: 119 High Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2DA (view on local map)
  • Telephone: 01225 39 40 41
  • Email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
  • Library Manager: Helen Beckwith
  • Car Parking: Plenty of free car parking in the town
  • Facilities: Disabled Access toilet with baby changing. Chip & PIN payment accepted on self-service terminals. Free WiFi. Free computers. Printing in black & white and colour. Photocopier.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am - 2.00pm

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Moorland Road

  • Address: Moorland Road, Bath, BA2 3PL (view on local map)
  • Telephone: 01225 39 40 41
  • Email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
  • Library Manager: Sheila Leeden
  • Car Parking: On street parking for a limited 1 hour period
  • Facilities: Chip & PIN payment accepted on self-service terminals. WiFi currently unavailable. Free computers. Printing in black & white. No public toilets available in the library. 

Opening hours: Tuesday 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm, Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm

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Paulton Library @ THE HUB

  • Address: 1-2 Hill Court, High Street, Paulton, BS39 7QG (view on local map)
  • Telephone: 01225 39 40 41
  • Email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
  • Library Manager: Helen Beckwith
  • Car Parking: Free parking available at the back of The Hub
  • Facilities: Disabled/public toilet with baby changing. Chip & PIN payment accepted on self-service terminals. Free WiFi. Free computers. Printing in black & white. Photocopier. Meeting / event space for hire. Coffee Bar.

Opening hours: Monday & Tuesday 9.30am - 4.30pm, Wednesday 9.30am - 4.00pm, Thursday & Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 26 July: Due to unforeseen circumstances Paulton Library will be closing early today at 12.00 noon. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Radstock

  • Address: The Street, Radstock, BA3 3PR (view on local map)
  • Telephone: 01225 39 40 41
  • Email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
  • Library Manager: Helen Beckwith
  • Car Parking: Free public car park at the back of the library
  • Facilities: Accessible toilet with baby changing. Chip & PIN payment accepted on self-service terminals. Free WiFi. Free computers. Printing in black & white. Photocopier.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm

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Saltford

  • Address: 478a Bath Road, Saltford, BS31 3DJ (view on local map)
  • Telephone: 01225 39 40 41
  • Email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
  • Library Manager: Lorraine Corbishley
  • Car Parking: Free parking on nearby roads
  • Facilities: Disabled toilet with baby changing. Free WiFi. Free computers. Printing in black & white.

Opening hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm

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Weston

  • Address: Church Street, Weston, Bath, BA1 4BU (view on local map)
  • Telephone: 01225 39 40 41
  • Email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
  • Library Manager: Sheila Leeden
  • Car Parking: On street parking available
  • Facilities: Chip & PIN payment accepted on self-service terminals. Free WiFi. Free computers. Printing in black & white.
    No public toilets available in the library.

Opening hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm

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Larkhall Community Library

  • Address: New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RA (view on local map)
  • Telephone: 01225 46 66 06
  • Car Parking: Free car park adjacent to hall or on street
  • Facilities: Books for all ages, free to borrow. Toilets available in New Oriel Hall. 

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm, Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm

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Chew Stoke Community Library

  • Address: The Bilbie Room, The Stoke Inn, Bristol Road, Chew Stoke, BS40 8XE (view on local map)
  • Car Parking: Free Car park adjacent to Stoke Inn
  • Facilities: Books for all ages, free to borrow. Free WiFi. All Stoke Inn pub facilities available.
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    vents and activities in partnership with Age UK Bath and North East Somerset and Community Learning (City of Bath College).

Opening hours: Open every day, 7 days per week during pub opening times. Volunteers on duty to assist visitors Wednesday mornings 10.00am - 12.00pm

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Combe Hay Community Library

  • Address: Combe Hay Parish Church, Combe Hay, Bath, BA2 7EG (view on local map)
  • Car Parking: Parking in street
  • Facilities: Books for all ages, free to borrow.

Opening hours: Open 7 days per week 9.00am - dusk (except during Church Services/events)

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Southside Community Library

  • Address: Southside Youth Hub, Kelston View, Whiteway, Bath, BA2 1NR (view on local map)
  • Car Parking: Parking in street
  • Facilities: Books for all ages, free to borrow. Toilets. Cafe. WiFi. Soft Play area.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm

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Mobile Library

The mobile library covers rural areas of Bath & North East Somerset. The mobile has a lift system to aid those with walking difficulties.

Dates of visits are on our Mobile Library Routes page.

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