Service Details

Venue Address

Address 1
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Address 2
Bath Central Library, 19-23 The Podium
Bath & North East Somerset

More About The Organisation

About the Service

About the Organisation

Whether you want to access the internet, hire your favourite film, research a new hobby, trace your ancestors, borrow a book or just find a quiet place to study, your local library has the answer.

•Facilities: Chip & PIN payment accepted on self-service terminals. Free WiFi. Free computers. Printing in black & white and colour. Photocopiers. No public toilets in the library but available elsewhere in Podium Centre.

Opening Times
MondayFrom 09:30To 18:00All year round
TuesdayFrom 09:30To 18:00All year round
WednesdayFrom 09:30To 18:00All year round
ThursdayFrom 09:30To 18:00All year round
FridayFrom 09:30To 18:00All year round
SaturdayFrom 09:30To 17:00All year round
SundayFrom 13:00To 16:00All year round
How do people access your service?
They can drop in

Service Details


Free to use but cost may be incurred for overdue items.

Type Of Service
Activity Provider
We support the following age groups:
0-5 Years 5-11 Years 11-14 Years 14-25 Years
Who can use your service?

Anyone, any age.

Can siblings who are not disabled use your service?

Inclusive Services

SEND Contact

Do you have a SEND/Inclusion Contact?
SEND/Inclusion Contact Name
Library Enquiry Team
SEND/Inclusion Contact Email
SEND/Inclusion Contact Telephone

Additional and Special Educational Needs

How do you aim to meet the unique needs of the child?

We know that each person who visits or uses our library has a different need or want, we are committed to delivering services for all.

The library items we can provide for those that need it
•Large print books
•Talking books
•Books and music in community languages
•Basic skills materials
•Any format (including Braille) can be ordered

How do you promote positive relationships and ensure good, ongoing communication with families?

Whatever your query we have staff and information to find you the answer. For example we can answer queries on health, rights, find local and national organisations and find anything on the internet. If we can't help then our dedicated enquiry team can.

Conditions we support
Autism / Aspergers Syndrome Communication Hearing Impairment Learning Difficulty Mental Health Physical Disability Visual Impairment


Physical Environment Accessibility

Is there accessible parking on site?
Is there a pedestrian route?
Do you have accessible toilets?
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
Do you have an outdoors play area?
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
Do you have a soft play area?
Do you have a sensory room or area?