Palmer Park Library will be closed for essential maintenance from 4pm Thursday 27 February to 9am Tuesday 10 March 2020.

Central Library

Central Library
Central Library

Abbey Square

0118 901 5950

Location of Central Library




Opening times

Monday10am to 5pm
Tuesday10am to 7pm
Thursday10am to 7pm
Friday10am to 5pm
Saturday10am to 3pm
Sundays and bank holidaysClosed

Check our Twitter feed or Facebook page for our Christmas and Easter opening times.

Services we provide:

  • Books - fiction and non-fiction, adult and children, large print
  • Books in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Marathi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu
  • Spoken word CDs and cassettes
  • Music CDs
  • DVDs
  • Local studies library
  • National and local newspapers
  • Wide range of magazines
  • Photocopier
  • Free internet access and Wi-Fi
  • Music scores
  • Vocal and play sets
  • Study space
  • Toy Library - reserve and pick up small items
  • Elevate - help, advice and support on employment, work experience, volunteering and mentoring for 16 to 24 year olds.


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