Bristol Central Library: 0117 903 7250

You can call Bristol Central Library on their main reception contact number 0117 903 7250 to ask for their opening times or to renew a borrowed book or DVD over the phone.


About the Building

Bristol Central Library is a historic Edwardian grade I listed building that is situated on the south side of College Green in the centre of the city. Today, the library is open to the public and contains a variety of collections such as local newspaper archives to a reference section with historical manuscripts that can be viewed by appointment. Notably, the has an extensive and up-to-date computer suite to assist members of the public who are looking to get online.


General Enquiries – 0117 903 7250

You should phone Bristol Central Library on their main reception contact number 0117 903 7250 to book a place at one of their regular activities or events. For instance, you should book a place at the library’s free ‘Bristol Shares Reading’ session each Tuesday at 2pm, which takes place in the public meeting room. You may also be interested in taking your child to a story time or play activity session, which take place at varying intervals throughout the week. For example, parents should book a place for their infant at the pre-school children’s story time, occurring every Tuesday between 11.30am and 12pm.

You should also use this number to reserve a specific book in the library’s catalogue before picking up to collect it in person. Similarly, if you are currently borrowing a book or DVD that is close to its return date then you may wish to make a renewal over the phone provided there isn’t a waiting list. You can even call the reception to both ask for a list of upcoming exhibitions at the library and even ask how to get involved as an exhibitor yourself. Bristol Central Library gives priority to exhibitions about the work of libraries but anyone can apply to put up a display in their main entrance hall or first floor corridor. This number is also useful for anyone who would like to hire a meeting room on behalf of their business or local meeting group as you will able to make a booking over the phone once you have been given confirmation of your preferred date and time.


Reference Library Requests – 0117 903 7202

Call Bristol Central Library on their reference requests telephone number 0117 903 7202 to discuss the resources available in the reference library. For instance, the library contains an art collection along with an archive of newspapers and magazines in their local studies centre. Visitors can also book an appointment to look at the library’s family history resources such as birth and wedding certificates of people living in the Bristol area.


Call Costs and Opening Times

The main reception of Bristol Central Library uses a 01 contact number, which means that callers will be subject to the same standard per-minute rate as any other local call when getting in touch from a UK mobile or landline phone. However, you may be able to contact the library for free if you are using any inclusive free minutes that have been offered by your service provider as part of your tariff deal. The reception phone line is open during the same hours as the library itself, from 10am to 7pm Monday-Tuesday, closed on Wednesdays, 10am to 7pm Thursdays, 10am to 5pm Friday-Saturday and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.


Write to the Library

You can use the following address to email a librarian outside of the library’s opening times if you have an urgent enquiry or have left property in the building would like to ask if anything has been handed in: Alternatively, if you would prefer to make an enquiry in person then you should take note of their College Green address and post code so that you can plan your visit accordingly:

Bristol Central Library,
Deanery Road,
City Centre,
BS1 5TL,
United Kingdom.