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Knowle Library


Broad Walk




Opening hours

Libraries temporarily closed

All Bristol libraries are closed for the foreseeable future.

Online services will still be available.

Extended access libraries in Stockwood, Westbury and St George are also closed. 

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Monday 1pm to 5pm
Tuesday 11am to 5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11am to 7pm
Friday 11am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday Closed

Library map

Getting there

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


Cycling: There are bicycle stands outside library on upper floor car park.

Drivers: Use Broadwalk multi-storey car park.


Library access for wheelchair users is via the roof car park. There is a lift from the Mall to the car park. The lifts near the Mall entrance to the library are not considered large enough to take wheelchairs. You may need to use the ones near Wilkinsons.

People with double buggies may also find it easier to access the library via the roof car park.

We have a low-level service counter. The accessible toilet is in the staff area.

Medivac chair: available from Broadwalk Centre.


Chess Club

Chess Club: for all ages and abilities, every Thursday 3pm to 6pm

Internet and computer equipment

Colour and black and white printing, charges apply
Large keys keyboard
Large print keyboard
Wheelchair accessible computer desk

Find out more about using the library computers.

Children activities

Baby bounce and rhyme: Thursdays 11.30am to 12noon. Term time only.

Baby bounce and rhyme: Tuesdays 11.30am to 12noon. Term time only.

Pre-school children's storytime and craft: term time Fridays 11.30am to 12noon. 50p per child.

School holiday activities: contact the library for details.

Reading group adults

Normally meets on the first Monday of the month at 4pm. Contact the library for details.


  • Breastfeeding Welcome
  • Photocopier
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet