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Downend library

Downend library

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 10.15am to 12.15pm. Drop-in anytime. Wool, patterns and needles provided if needed
  • Rhymetime for pre-school children: Wednesdays 10.30am all year
  • 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.  One Saturday a month 11am to 12 midday
  • 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 – A friendly group meeting monthly to reminisce about the sporting greats and days gone by. Second Friday of the month 10.30am to 11.30am, with free refreshments

Social media

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Library user group

All libraries have local user groups to help us develop our services. Meetings start at 6pm.

Future meetings are on:

  • AGM Thursday 26 October, 6pm at Downend Library

Recent meetings

Annual report


Buckingham Gardens, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5TW


Opening hours

Library opening hours vary over bank holidays. Please see: seasonal library opening hours

New opening hours from 2 October 2017

 Day  Hours
 Monday  10.00am – 5.30pm
 Tuesday  Closed
 Wednesday  10.00am – 5.30pm
 Thursday  10.00am – 6.00pm
 Friday  10.00am – 5.30pm
 Saturday  9.30am – 1.00pm
 Sunday  Closed


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