Libraries and archives

Join the library

Join one of our Bristol libraries.

Borrow, renew, or reserve items from the library

How to borrow, renew, and reserve items.

Find a library

You can search for your closest library by postcode or alphabetically by area.

Library catalogue and other resources

Computers and internet, online magazines, ebooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers

Central Library

Reference library, exhibitions, services for disabled people.

Services for children and young people

Activities, book clubs, story sessions, DVDs, CDs and console games

Archives and local history

Bristol's local heritage, Blue Plaques, historic maps and archives

Changes to Bristol libraries

Library opening times, swipe card access, and broadband improvements

News and events

Events and activities in libraries across Bristol

Volunteering at our libraries

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

24 hour library and ebooks

Online resources for Bristol Library members