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Bishopston Library


Gloucester Road




Opening hours

Library temporarily closed

This library remains temporarily closed for the immediate future.

From Monday 10 August Fishponds, Henbury and Stockwood libraries will reopen for a reduced service. Central Library is operating a call and collect service.

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Monday Temporarily closed
Tuesday Temporarily closed
Wednesday Temporarily closed
Thursday Temporarily closed
Friday Temporarily closed
Saturday Temporarily closed
Sunday Temporarily 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