Libraries and archives

Join the library

Join one of our Bristol libraries.

Borrow, renew, or reserve items from the library

Find out how to borrow, renew, and reserve items, and what the library charges are.

Find a library

Search for your closest library by postcode or alphabetically by area.

Library catalogue and other resources

Computers and internet, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, art and drama.

Central Library

Reference library, exhibitions, business resources, activities and events, services for disabled people.

Services for children and young people

Activities, baby bounce and rhyme sessions, storytime sessions, reading resources.

Archives and local history

Resources to help you find information on local history and family history.

Changes to Bristol libraries

Proposals to reduce the number of council-run libraries, while meeting our statutory duty to ensure Bristol has a “comprehensive and efficient” library service

Volunteering at our libraries

Find out about volunteering opportunities at our libraries and with our partners.

Library online resources

Use online resources we subscribe to, free of charge.