Libraries - emergency closures

All North Somerset libraries (including the mobile library and Congresbury Community Library) will be closed to the public from Tuesday 5 January until the end of the lockdown period.

You can request books using our non-contact click and collect service (contact your local library) and reserve books online on the LibrariesWest website.

Existing loans will be automatically extended until March at the earliest.

Extended access is not available at the following library locations:

  • Portishead
  • Winscombe
  • Worle
  • Yatton

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.

Online library services

Library enquiry service

Join the library online