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Covid-19: At the moment libraries remain closed in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 10th May 2020 and the phased recovery plan. We are currently working on plans which will provide library services that are safe for our customers and staff when the easing of restrictions enables us to do so.
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Cheltenham (including Children's Library & Local Studies)

Cheltenham (including Children's Library & Local Studies) is now closed

Find out when Cheltenham Library is open and what you can do there

What we offer

  • PCs with internet access
  • Dedicated scan PC - please contact the library in advance to book your session 
  • Photocopying
  • Microfilm reader (booking advisable) 
  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • Apply for a bus pass (if you don't have a computer)
  • DAISY player (Digital Accessible Information System) – for use by customers with sight loss or reading difficulties for listening to audiobooks. Please ask staff for details    
  • Bookstart

Book a computer 

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Story Time

Children's Library 'Toddler Time' -  Friday 10.00am - 10.30am weekly.  Stories and colouring.

Aimed at pre-school children

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00am - 10.30am 

Enjoy songs and rhymes with your baby. This is a fun and friendly session for babies. As well as helping your child's development, it's also a great way for you to meet other parents and carers.

Cheltenham Local and Family History Centre

Computer Buddies

Volunteer computer buddies can offer you help with IT skills including using devices and library computers.

Friday: drop-in session 10am - 12noon 

Saturday: drop-in session 11am - 1pm
(Times may vary, please ring 01242 532686 to confirm)

Library Access

  • 'Pay and Display' parking nearby.
  • Main library: ramped access at rear of building.
  • Children's library: level access, automatic doors, baby change facility.
  • Local & Family History Library: lift access, automatic doors.
  • Post box for out of hours book returns.

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