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Downend library


  • 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 10.00-12.00. Drop-in anytime. Wool, patterns and needles provided if needed
  • Bookstart Bear Club at rhyme time for babies and toddlers every Wednesday morning from 10.30 to 11.00am
  • Bookstart Bear Club at Look! Listen! Play! Stories and activities for under 5s every Thursday (term time only) 2.15-2.45pm
  • Reading group – Thursday once a month: 7 – 8.30pm
  • Books on Thursday – A relaxed and friendly reading group to discuss and share short stories, novels and poems. Thursday afternoons 2.00-3.30pm
  • Messy Play, for under 5s every Friday afternoon 2.15-2.45pm
  • Coffee morning – Every Friday 10.30-11.30. Come along and make new friends. Quizzes and guest speakers from time to time
  • Chatterbooks reading group for children. Once a month on Thursday 5.00-6.00pm
  • Sporting Memories – A friendly group meeting monthly to reminisce about the sporting greats and days gone by. Second Thursday of the month 10.30-11.30am, with free refreshments

Find out what happened when Year 4 pupils from Barley Close school linked up with Downend Library to create fantastical journeys from school to the library

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Library user group

All libraries have local user groups to help us develop our services. Meetings start at 6.00pm.

Future meetings are on:

  • Thursday 27 October, Downend library

Recent meetings

Annual report


Buckingham Gardens, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5TW


Opening hours

Monday09:30 ‐ 19:00
Wednesday09:30 ‐ 17:00
Thursday09:30 ‐ 19:00
Friday09:30 ‐ 17:00
Saturday09:30 ‐ 17:00
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