Disruption to library services

We are currently experiencing high numbers of staff shortages. As a result some of our libraries are working on reduced hours and services or temporary closures.
For up to date information we advise checking your local library’s opening times before making a trip Library Locations & Opening Hours

Bishops Cleeve Library

Bishops Cleeve Library is open today - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Find out when Bishops Cleeve library is open and what you can do there.

Opening times:



(unstaffed self-service access)

Staffed hours


(unstaffed self-service access)

Monday 08:00 – 13:00 13:00 – 17:00 17:15 – 20:00
Tuesday Closed 13:00 – 17:00 17:15 – 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 10:00 10:00 – 17:00 17:15 – 20:00
Thursday 08:00 – 09:00 09:00 – 17:00 17:15 – 20:00
Friday 08:00 – 09:00 09:00 – 17:00 17:15 – 20:00
Saturday 08:00 – 09:00 09:00 – 15:00 15:15 – 20:00
Sunday 08:00 –20:00 Closed 08:00 –20:00


During the times shown in the Open+ column, the library will be open but no staff will be present. To access the library during these times, you will need to use our new open+ system, for which you will need to register with a member of staff.

Please speak to a member of staff if you would like more information about open+.


What we offer

  • Search for books and more... Library catalogue
  • Manage your library account, renew & reserve books Manage account
  • PCs with internet access Book a computer 
  • Printing (computer booking required)
  • Dedicated scan pc - please book online in advance of your visit or contact the library to book your session
  • Photocopying
  • Free packs for preschool children Bookstart
  • Growth Hubs business information Library Growth Hub network
  • Home Library Service
  • Age related bus pass renewals/replacement and replacement (lost/stolen) disability bus passes.
  • Use of public wifi
  • Card payment facilities


The following services are currently suspended:

  • New age related/disability bus pass applications/disability bus pass renewals
  • Open Plus

Library access

  • Level access with automatic doors
  • Designated customer parking and space for people with access needs
  • Post box for out of hours book returns
  • Bicycle stands outside main entrance
  • Regular buses from nearby bus stop

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