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Due to scheduled building works, Cheltenham library will open at 9:30 instead of 9:00 on Wednesday 15 February. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Cheltenham (including Children's Library and Local Studies)

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

Opening times

Main library

Mondays: 9am – 7pm

Tuesdays: 9am – 5.30pm

Wednesdays: 9am – 7pm

Thursdays: 9am – 5.30pm

Fridays: 9am – 7pm

Saturdays: 9am – 4pm


Children's library

Mondays: 10am-1pm & 2pm–5pm

Tuesdays: 10am-1pm & 2pm–5pm

Wednesdays: 10am – 1pm & 2pm-5pm

Thursdays: 10am-1pm & 2pm–5pm

Fridays: 10am-1pm & 2pm–5pm

Saturdays: 9am - 1pm & 2pm-4pm


What we offer

  • PCs with internet access (free for library members, charges apply for non members)
  • Dedicated scan pc - please book online in advance of your visit or contact the library to book your session (free for members, printing charges apply)
  • Scan to USB (please bring a USB stick with you)
  • Photocopying
  • Printing (computer booking required), charges apply
  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • Computer buddy volunteers
  • Book a computer 
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme - please ask a member of the team at the library
  • Story Time
  • LEGO Club
  • Code Club (online)
  • Microbits available to borrow
  • Craft activities


First Floor Balcony

Tables on the first floor balcony are available to use on a first come first served basis for quiet study.


Local Studies Library

Cheltenham Local Studies Lending Collection is now available inside Cheltenham Library where you may visit, browse and take books home to enjoy. We are also operating an appointment system for all visitors who request material to collect from Cheltenham Library. 

Make a booking and let us know what materials, type and subject, you are interested in via the Information Request Form

We need 3 working days’ notice and you can order up to 10 items per visit. You can search our online catalogue to see what is available.

Each booking will be confirmed by email with further information about your visit. Please read this information carefully and wait until you have received confirmation before making your visit. If you feel unwell on the day of your visit, please call us on 01242 532686 to rearrange your appointment.

You can also send general enquiries to our Customer Advisers at



  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
  • Story Time
  • LEGO Club
  • Poetry Café
  • Please see the Library Catalogue Events for dates, times and booking information for more events. 


Services currently suspended:


Library Access

  • 'Pay and Display' parking nearby.
  • Main library (including Local & Family History Library): ramped access at rear of building.
  • Children's library: level access, automatic doors, baby change facility.
  • Post box for out of hours book returns (Front door of main library and on Children's library building).
  • Bike racks
  • Bus services nearby

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