Libraries and archives

Libraries and archives

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Coronavirus: library information

All libraries will temporarily close from Thursday 19 March 2020.

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, find out the opening times and the services available

Library catalogue and other resources

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.

Computers and the internet at our libraries

How you can use our library computers and online resources including ebooks, eaudio and emagazines.

Archives and local history

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

Volunteering at our libraries

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

Library services for teachers and schools

What the library service can do for schools including class visits and special assemblies

Libraries' extended access

Self-service access to a library during unstaffed times, how you can get it and the times it’s available.

Help create your future library service

Find out about our ideas events and how you can tell us your suggestions.