Libraries - emergency closures

Libraries will be open to the public from 12 April, with safety measures in place. Computers are available by appointment.

Loans

  • You can choose and borrow books using self-service
  • Check your loans online on the LibrariesWest website or on the LibrariesWest app
  • Reserve books online on the LibrariesWest website
  • You can continue to request books using our non-contact click and collect service (contact your local library)

Computing

  • You can use the library computers and print documents. Contact your local library in advance by phone or email to make an appointment.

  • Computer help is available remotely by telephone or video call, please ask your local library for more information.

Study and research

  • You can book individual study space in advance at Portishead, Pill, Yatton and Weston libraries.
  • Local studies materials are available by appointment at Weston Library.

What is not available

  • Face-to-face enquiries and events or groups are not available.

Extended access is not available at the following library locations:

Some libraries share a building with children’s centres. If you are currently under midwifery care at a children’s centre, keep attending at your usual location as these midwife appointments will continue.

Safety information

Each library has careful distancing and safety measures in place to help keep you and our staff safe. We are following government guidelines on Covid safety. If you wish to speak to a member of staff, please phone or email the library.

Please help our staff and customers to stay safe by always observing a two metre distance, sanitising your hands, wearing a face covering and limiting the time you spend in the library.

Library opening times

Campus Library

Clevedon Library

Congresbury Community Library

For all Healthy Living Centre Library

Nailsea Library

North Somerset Mobile Library

Pill Library

Portishead Library

Weston-super-Mare Library

Winscombe Library

Worle Library and Children's Centre

Yatton Library

Click and collect service

  • let us know what kind of books you enjoy
  • we choose up to six fantastic books for you
  • collect your books safely from the library

Ordering books

  • to place your order, call or email your local library below
  • give your library card number when placing an order.
  • we will offer you a time to come and collect your books. They will be ready for you at the library entrance. Please observe a 2m distance if others are waiting
  • if you have specific access requirements, please let the library know when you place your order
  • you can ask for books in large print format or on CD, if you need them.
  • parents can order and collect books for their children
  • if you can’t come to the library yourself why not ask friends or family members if they can collect your books for you?
  • staff will select items for you from the shelves in your library so we cannot guarantee that a specific title will be available.
  • you can also request books using the online reservation service on the LibrariesWest website

Returning library books

You can return items by bringing them to any library that is open, or by using the drop-box at Clevedon, the Healthy Living Centre, Nailsea, Pill, Portishead, Weston, Worle and Yatton libraries and the Mobile library.

You can use your library card to borrow ebooks, e-audiobooks, digital newspapers, magazines and comics for free.

Reading Friends

Reading Friends is a programme to connect people who may be feeling lonely and isolated. It brings people together to read, share stories, make new friends and have fun. It uses books, magazines, newspapers - or anything else - to start a conversation.

It’s completely free and open to anyone. Participants will be matched with trained library volunteers for regular chats over the phone. If you'd like to take part, contact us by emailing library.volunteers@n-somerset.gov.uk or calling 01275 888 864.

Library enquiry service