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Bath Central Library

Service update

Following the latest government announcement, our One Stop Shops are still open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, offering the following services (following COVID secure protocols):

  • Help with general enquiries
  • Issue of Welfare Support Vouchers
  • Self-service telephones (for access to council services, welfare support and Citizens Advice)
  • Self-service payment kiosk (taking card payments only)
  • Issue of Diamond Travel Cards
  • Purchase of garden waste sacks
  • Support with Blue Badges is available in Keynsham and Bath One Stop Shops by appointment only. Call Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41, or drop into the relevant office, to make an appointment
  • Bath One Stop Shop will provide support to buy a parking permit, but you can also buy a parking permit online
  • Keynsham and Midsomer Norton One Stop Shops will also run pre-booked Registrar appointments

All other facilities and partner services are suspended.

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.)

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Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday to Friday        10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

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

    Library groups and activities
    WarningLibrary groups and activities are not taking place due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Other facilities

    • Public toilets available elsewhere in the Podium Centre
    • Free wifi
    • Free computers
    • Exhibition/meeting space available for hire
    • Colour and black and white printing
    • Photocopying