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Library opening hours vary over bank holidays. View Seasonal library opening hours
|Staffed hours – open to all||Unstaffed hours – for registered Open Access users only*|
|Monday||10am – 5.30pm||8am – 7.30pm|
|Tuesday||No staffed hours||8am – 7.30pm|
|Wednesday||10am – 5.30pm||8am – 7.30pm|
|Thursday||No staffed hours||8am – 7.30pm|
|Friday||10am – 5.30pm||8am – 7.30pm|
|Saturday||9.30am – 1pm||8am – 7.30pm|
|Sunday||No staffed hours||8am – 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 www.southglos.gov.uk/OpenAccess
- 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.
- 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 3:45pm all year
- Lego Club for primary school age children, who must be accompanied by a grown-up: check dates/times
- 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
Buckingham Gardens, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5TW
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