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Thornbury library


  • disabled parking (in the short stay car park next door)
  • service all on one level
  • automatic doors


We have a full list of facilities at the library Thornbury Library also provides a laminating service and microfilm facilities, including the Thornbury Gazette on microfilm (1955- date), free 101 police contact phone, colour photocopying.

Special events

  • Storytime for pre-school children: Mondays 2.15pm term time only
  • Rhymetime for pre-school children: Fridays 10:30am term time only
  • Computer volunteers available to answer quick queries without any appointment on Monday mornings from 10am to 12 midday.Book in advance for 1:1 computer support on Thursdays – free 45 minute session with a computer support volunteer. Book your appointment at Thornbury Library.
    A volunteer can also offer help with the Ancestry family history website. Details on request
  • Chatterbooks: a reading group for 8 to 11 year olds. Once a month. One Saturday a month 11am to 12 midday

Social media

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Library user group

All libraries have local user groups to help us develop our services. The public are welcome to attend meetings to have their say. All meetings start at 7pm.

Future meetings are on:

  • AGM Wednesday 11 October, 7pm at the library

Recent meetings

Annual report


St Mary Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2AA


Opening hours

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

New opening hours from 2 October 2017

 Staffed hours Library available*
 Monday  9.30am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 7.30pm
 Tuesday  No staffed hours 8.30am – 7.30pm
 Wednesday  9.30am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 7.30pm
 Thursday  9.30am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 7.30pm
 Friday  9.30am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 7.30pm
 Saturday  9.30am – 12.30pm 8.30am – 7.30pm
 Sunday  No staffed hours 8.30am – 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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