19-23 The Podium, Northgate Street, Bath, BA1 5AN
(The Podium Centre is at the junction of Northgate Street and Broad Street. The Central Library is immediately to the left of the main entrance of the Podium.)
|Monday to Thursday||9.30am to 5pm|
|Friday||9.30am to 4.30pm|
|Saturday||9:30am to 4:30pm|
Please note, opening hours will be 10.00am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 10.00am to 4.30pm on Friday until 4 April 2022.
What you can do
Self-service kiosks and computers are available, to enable you to access library services to borrow, renew, or return library items. Library staff can help to get you started, if you have trouble using these facilities.
You can also access a range of digital resources, including volunteers who can support you with all kinds of digital challenges.
What's on at the library
|Event||Day and time||Dates|
|Storytime Sessions||Tuesday 10.30am to 11am||3, 10, 17 and 24 May 2022|
|Storytime Sessions||Thursday 12pm to 12.30pm||5, 12, 19, 26 May 2022|
|Animal Lighthouse Storytime and Craft with Anthony Burt (book free ticket online)||Wednesday, 10.30am to 11.30am||4 May 2022|
|YS Enquiring, STEM Group, Fasten Your Seatbelts (Ages 7-12)||Saturday, 2pm to 4pm||14 May 2022|
|Art in the Library - Shane Feeney, Impressionistic Paintings of Bath and Landscape||Monday to Saturday||3 to 27 May 2022|
|Dungeons and Dragons Group (all ages)||Saturday, 2pm to 4pm||7, 14, 21, 28 May 2022|
|Read Easy, a Reading Friends Group (adults only)||Enquire for date and time|
|Employment and Skills Drop-in||Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 11am|
You can book free tickets to events through our Libraries blog.
Our social media events take place across all of our social media channels.
|Unboxed Festival||March to October 2022|
|Local and Community History Month||1 to 31 May 2022|
|National Walking Month||1 to 31 May 2022|
|Mental Health Awareness Week||9 to 15 May 2022|
|Dementia Action Week||16 to 22 May 2022|
|Elmer Day||28 May 2022|
|Event||Date/time||Event type||Suitable for|
|Hooked on Books 'New Adult' (Fantasy)||Wednesday 18 May 2022, 6pm to 7pm||Book group||Adults|
|Bath Bloodhounds Crime Book Group||Thursday 26 May 2022||Book group||Adults|
- Public toilets available elsewhere in the Podium Centre
- Free wifi
- Free computers
- Exhibition/meeting space available for hire
- Colour and black and white printing