Opening Hours

The existing services

Current library opening hours are:

Monday 9am-6pm
Tuesday 9am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Total 49 hours per week


Sundays and Bank Holidays - closed.

The Revised Service

Central Library opening hours

Proposed opening hours for the new Central Library service will be:

Monday 9am-7pm
Tuesday 9am-7pm
Wednesday 9am-7pm
Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am-3pm
Total 63 hours per week

Quick Picks opening hours

The Quick Picks area of library will be open during normal Dolphin Centre opening hours;

Monday - Friday 6:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am - 7:30pm
Bank Holidays 10am - 4:30pm

Local Studies

The Centre for Local Studies is proposed to have different opening hours. Please visit the Local Studies proposal for more information.


Which opening hours best suit you?

We want to know what opening hours would best suit you. Let us know by visiting the Have Your Say section of the website. We are keen to know if there are any particular opening hours that would impact on your ability to use the library.

Your Say

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