Please follow the links below for information on our council run library branches. You can also download and save our handy Library opening times sheet (PDF 169KB).

For information on community run libraries, please visit the Your Community Libraries menu.

Sundays and Bank Holidays

On Sundays we only run a basic service in Bath Central Library. We regret that we are unable to deal with long enquiries and some services may be unavailable.

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

Christmas and New Year opening times

All Council run libraries will be closed over the following dates; Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd, Tues 25th, Wed 26th, Sat 29th, Sun 30th Dec and Tues 1st Jan.
Paulton @ The Hub, Radstock and Moorland Road are also closed on Mon 24th, Thurs 27th and Fri 28th Dec.

Download a copy of our Christmas and New Year opening times sheet (PDF 135KB) for all your local library opening hours over the festive period.


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 & Information Service

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm

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Midsomer Norton Library & Information Service

  • Address: The Hollies, High Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2DP (view on local map)
  • Telephone: 01225 39 40 41
  • Email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk
  • Library Manager: Annette Price
  • 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.
  • Autism Friendly Map (PDF 221KB)

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 5.00pm & Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am - 1.00pm

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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. Free WiFi. 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. 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

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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.

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

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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. For more information see our Mobile Library page.

Dates of visits are on our Mobile Library Routes page.

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