Changes to Bristol libraries

On 21 February 2017 Full Council decided to save £1.4m from the Library Service budget. As a result we are proposing to reduce the number of council-run libraries, while meeting our statutory duty to ensure Bristol has a “comprehensive and efficient” library service.

What this means for the service in future

We propose that the central library will continue to be the city’s main library with a network of area libraries and local libraries offering library services spread across the city. We are consulting on three different options for where libraries will be located.

Give us your views

We asked for your views in the Your Neighbouhood consultation in the summer of 2017. The consultation has now closed.

We received nearly 3,750 responses to this consultation, the results of which are available in the Your Neighbourhood 2017 consultation report. (pdf, 3.9MB) (opens new window)

Library fact sheets

Avonmouth (pdf, 786k) (opens new window)

Bedminster (pdf, 874k) (opens new window)

Bishopston (pdf, 753k) (opens new window)

Bishopsworth (pdf, 869k) (opens new window)

Clifton (pdf, 800k) (opens new window)

Filwood (pdf, 958k) (opens new window)

Fishponds (pdf, 747k) (opens new window)

Hartcliffe (pdf, 769k) (opens new window)

Henbury (pdf, 934k) (opens new window)

Henleaze (pdf, 796k) (opens new window)

Hillfields (pdf, 901k) (opens new window)

Horfield (pdf, 818k) (opens new window)

Junction 3 (pdf, 991k) (opens new window)

Knowle (pdf, 839k) (opens new window)

Lockleaze (pdf, 766k) (opens new window)

Marksbury Road (pdf, 782k) (opens new window)

Redland (pdf, 864k) (opens new window)

Sea Mills (pdf, 705k) (opens new window)

Shirehampton (pdf, 752k) (opens new window)

Southmead (pdf, 810k) (opens new window)

St George (pdf, 941k) (opens new window)

St Pauls (pdf, 810k) (opens new window)

Stockwood (pdf, 708k) (opens new window)

Westbury-on-Trym (pdf, 822k) (opens new window)

Whitchurch (pdf, 745k) (opens new window)

Wick Road (pdf, 711k) (opens new window)