Libraries and archives

Libraries and archives

Site Map

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

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

Archives and local history

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

What’s happening to Bristol’s library service

What we’re doing following the consultation on the library service in 2017 and how to give us your views

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.