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Libraries

Visit our network of libraries to access the internet for free and borrow a range of books, CDs and DVDs as well as accessing all other library services.

Library opening hours and contact details

Download our library opening hours leaflet (pdf), and mobile library timetable (pdf) for information about when our services are available. Use our interactive map to find your local library. View contact details for your local library, including our enquiry centre.

Renewals, reservations and online services for members

We’re part of the LibrariesWest partnership so you can use your library card in over 100 libraries in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire as well. Visit the LibrariesWest website to: join or update your details; search the catalogue and our subscriptions; renew your loans; reserve items; borrow eBooks and eAudio books; chat with a librarian; post reviews. View online services.

Events and activities in libraries

View event information to find out what events and activities are taking place in libraries across North Somerset. Regular events are included in each library service summary, find out about your local library.

Services for children and families

Our libraries offer a range of services for children and families, and regularly hold story times and rhyme times in many of them. For more information read our children and families FAQs.

Bookstart is a nation programme that encourages parents and carers to share books with their children, for more information read our Bookstart FAQs.

Lending, information and learning services

Find out what you can borrow, including books, eBooks, CDs, DVDs and large print or talking books and about access to local history, family history resources, newspapers, archives, computers and local information including local organisations and learning opportunities. View lending, information and learning services.

Joining and membership

Join free of charge to borrow items or use services in your local library and any LibrariesWest library. For more information about how to join read our joining and membership FAQs.

Charges

We charge a fee for some of our services or to borrow certain items. View our fees and charges.

Volunteering

We offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities in our libraries. For more information contact our library volunteer co-ordinator. You can also let us know if you are interested in volunteering with us by completing our volunteers expression of interest form (pdf).