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Southmead Library


Greystoke Avenue



BS10 6AS

Opening hours


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

Library map

Getting there

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


Large free car park with designated disabled spaces nearby.


You can find an access guide on the DisabledGo website.


Help and advice

Councillor's surgery: third Saturday of each month, 11am to 1pm. No appointment necessary

MP Darren Jones Advice surgeries: Third Friday of each odd month (January, March, May, July, September and November) 10.30am to 12.30pm, to book call: 0117 959 6545

Internet and computer equipment

Colour and black and white printing - charges apply
Large keys keyboard
Large print keyboard
Large screen computer monitor
Trackerball mouse available on request


Saturday Stitch: Second & fourth Saturday of the Month, 2pm to 3pm 
Music Club: Third or fourth Saturday of the month, 3pm to 4pm (ask library for details)
Art club: Wednesdays 11am to 1pm
IT Support Sessions: Tuesdays 2:30 to 4pm

Children activities

Storytime: Tuesday 11.30am to 12noon

Babybounce: Wednesday 11.15am to 11:45am

School holiday activities: contact the library for details.

Reading group adults

Book Chat Group: meets monthly on second Friday 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Crime Readers: meet on the third Friday of the month. Ring the branch to confirm the venue.

Science Fiction reading group: meets on the first Friday of the month 1pm to 2pm.

Parents Reading Group: meets the fourth Wednesday after Babybounce, 11.45am to 12.30pm

Shared reading group

Meets every Wednesday 2pm to 3.30pm. 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.  


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