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Bishopston Library


Gloucester Road




Opening hours

Read about changes to library services on our Coronavirus: library information page.

Monday 1pm to 7pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11am to 5pm
Thursday 11am to 5pm
Friday 11am to 5pm
Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sunday Closed

Library map

Getting there

By bus: find information and plan your journey on the TravelWest website

By train: Montpelier Station is the nearest station and is around 12 minutes’ walk


For cyclists: bicycle stands outside the library

For drivers: car parking on street only, some areas have parking restrictions


Level access entry
Automatic opening doors
Accessible toilet
Accessible lift to first floor
Public computers: large keys keyboard; large print keyboard; trackerball mouse; height-adjustable table.


Internet and computer equipment:


8 public computers for adults, 2 public computers for children

Colour and black and white printing, charges apply


Designated area for laptop use: 9 spaces


Find out more about using the library computers.



Meeting room for hire: contact us for details

Children activities

Baby bounce and rhyme: term time Wednesdays, 11.30am to 12 noon

Storytime: term time Saturdays, 11.30am to 12noon

School holiday activities: contact the library for details

Reading group adults

Monthly reading group: third Monday of the month, 2pm to 3pm


Weekly reading group: Wednesday, 3pm to 4.30pm


Shared reading groups

You don't need to do any reading beforehand. A group leader will read aloud the stories and poems. You can relax, listen and chat as we go.



  • Wednesday:  11.30am to 1pm
  • Thursdays: 11.30am to 1pm


Friends of Bishopston Library

A group of volunteers that supports the library.


  • Breastfeeding Welcome
  • Photocopier