Libraries - emergency closures

Libraries are now open to the public with safety measures in place. Computers are available.

Loans

Computing

  • You can use the library computers and print documents. We advise contacting your local library in advance by phone or email to make an appointment if possible.

  • 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

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 safety measures in place to help keep you and our staff safe. We are following government guidelines on Covid safety. 

Please help our staff and customers to stay safe by always observing a safe 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

Now libraries have reopened we are no longer running the click and collect service. If you are unable to come to the library to choose your own books, our volunteers can deliver them to your home with the Home Library Service

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