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Yate library

Hanham Library will be temporarily closed from Monday 28 January to Sunday 17 February inclusive. This temporary closure is to install Open Access swipe card equipment which will enable extended opening hours from March 2019. For more information see:


Yate library

Yate library


  • library is on one level
  • automatic doors


We have a full list of facilities at the library  The library also has a colour photocopier and provides a laminating service, as well as free wifi access.

Special events

  • Teen focus group: check dates/times
  • Rhymetime for pre-school children: check dates/times
  • Exhibition space – Yate library showcases the best local arts and crafts for you to see, enjoy and even buy
  • Lego Club for primary school age children, who must be accompanied by a grown-up: check dates/times
  • DigiLocal Club – Coding Club for 8-14 year olds.  Every Thursday, 6pm to 7pm. Places must be booked – email
  • Poetry Group, fortnightly on Tuesdays 1 – 2pm
  • RNIB Visually impaired Techno Project – RNIB volunteers are on hand to teach visually impaired people how to access smartphones and tablets.  Every Wednesday 1:30 – 4pm. Contact the library for more details

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Annual report


44 West Walk, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 4AX



Opening hours

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

 Staffed hours Library available*
 Monday  10am – 5.30pm 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Tuesday  10am – 5.30pm 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Wednesday  No staffed hours 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Thursday  10am – 5.30pm 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Friday  10am – 5.30pm 8.00am – 7.30pm
 Saturday  9.30am – 2.30pm 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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