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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3 April 13:11

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Bath Central Library

Service update

Library closures

Our libraries are closed.

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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        9.30am to 6pm
Saturday 9.30am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 4pm

What you can do

Self-service kiosks, computers and telephones 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
    Group/Activity Day and Time
    Baby Bounce and Rhyme Wednesday 11.15am to 11.45am (term time only; pauses for the summer from late June until September)
    Reading group Wednesday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm
    Under Fives Story Time Thursday 11.00 am to 11.30 am (term time only; pauses for the summer from June until September)
    Young adult reading group Every four weeks, Wednesday afternoon, 5pm to 6pm
    Please register your interest with a member of staff or email: to get a list of dates and books

    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