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Downend library


Downend library

Downend library

Open access will be in operation at Downend Library from Monday 5 February. Find out more about Open Access and how to join.


  • disabled parking
  • automatic doors
  • service all on one level


We have a full list of facilities at the library. Downend library also provides faxing and laminating services.

Special events

  • Knitter-Knatter – Every Monday 10.15am to 12.15pm. Drop-in anytime. Wool, patterns and needles provided if needed
  • Rhymetime for pre-school children: check dates/times
  • Friday Fun Time play session: Fridays 2:15pm to 3pm all year
  • Lego Club for primary school age children, who must be accompanied by a grown-up:  check dates/times
  • Reading group – Thursday once a month: 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Books on Thursday – A relaxed and friendly reading group to discuss and share short stories, novels and poems. Thursday afternoons 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Coffee morning – Every Friday 10.30am to 11.30am. Come along and make new friends. Quizzes and guest speakers from time to time
  • Sporting Memories Group, monthly on Fridays 10.30am – 11.30am

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Buckingham Gardens, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5TW



Opening hours

Library opening hours vary over bank holidays.  View Seasonal library opening hours

New opening hours from Monday 5 February 2018

 Staffed hours Library available*
 Monday  10am – 5.30pm 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Tuesday  No staffed hours 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Wednesday  10am – 5.30pm 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Thursday  No staffed hours 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Friday  10am – 5.30pm 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Saturday  9.30am – 1.00pm 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Sunday  No staffed hours 8.00am – 7.30pm

*Please note when the library changes from staffed to unstaffed opening, it will close for 15 minutes for the transition to Open Access. The library is only available during unstaffed hours for those who have signed up for the free Open Access scheme and completed an induction. For more information and to book your Open Access induction online see

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