Somerset County Council
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Find your library

 

Look for your library in the list below for information about opening times and locations. Some of our libraries have regular events. These are listed in the 'News and events' section of our website homepage.

Facilities
All our libraries have public access computers and many have photocopiers and faxes. Most are accessible for people with disabilities; please see each library's details for more information. They all have talking books except the Performing Arts Library, and they all have DVDs, except the Performing Arts Library, and Highbridge and Nether Stowey Libraries.

All our libraries are closed on Sundays and on bank holidays. There is a full list at the bottom of this page.

For information about our mobile libraries, including their routes and stops, please see the Mobile Library Service page.

You can also use any library in the LibrariesWest consortium.

Please phone Libraries Direct on 0845 345 9177 to contact any of our libraries.

Library Opening Hours
Bishops Lydeard Library 
The Library
Church Street
Bishops Lydeard
TA4 3AT    

Email bldlib@somerset.gov.uk

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Assisted access
Fax machine
Monday 2.30pm to 5.30pm 
Tuesday Closed  
Wednesday 2.30pm to 5.30pm  
Thursday Closed  
Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Bridgwater Library                             
The Library
Binford Place
Bridgwater
TA6 3LF  

Email brwlib@somerset.gov.uk

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access
Lift to upper floor
Fax machine
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier (black and white)
Reading group
UK Online Centre

Monday 9am to 5.30pm 
Tuesday 9am to 5.30pm 
Wednesday 9am to 6pm 
Thursday 9am to 5.30pm 
Friday 9am to 5.30pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 4pm
Bruton Library  
Quaperlake Street
Bruton
Somerset
BA10 0HA   

Email brulib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Assisted access
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Monday Closed 
Tuesday 2pm to 5.30pm 
Wednesday Closed  
Thursday Closed 
Friday 10am to 1.30pm
and 2.30 to 6pm  

Saturday 10am to 1pm  
Burnham-on-Sea Library  
The Library
Princess Street
Burnham-on-Sea
TA8 1EH  

Email bhmlib@somerset.gov.uk 

Facilities
Semi-automatic doors
Wheelchair access
Lift to upper floor
Fax machine
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier (black and white)
Reading group
Monday 9.30am to 5pm  
Tuesday 9.30am to 5pm   
Wednesday 9.30am to 1pm  
Thursday 9.30am to 5pm   
Friday 9.30am to 6pm   
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
Castle Cary Library
The Library
Bailey Hill
Castle Cary
BA7 7AA  

Email ccylib@somerset.gov.uk 

Facilities
No disabled access. There are steps to the front door with no space for a ramp. Staff will go out to help disabled customers.
Fax machine
Monday Closed 
Tuesday 10am to 1.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Wednesday 10am to 12pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Thursday Closed 
Friday 10am to 1.30pm
and 2.30pm to 6pm 

Saturday 10am to 1pm 
Chard Library
The Library
Holyrood Lace Mill
Holyrood Street
Chard
TA20 2YA   

Email chalib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Fax machine
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier (black and white)
Monday 9am to 5pm 
Tuesday 9am to 5pm 
Wednesday Closed  
Thursday 9am to 6pm 
Friday 9am to 5pm 
Saturday 9am to 1pm

Cheddar Library
The Library
Union Street
Cheddar
BS27 3NB    

Email chelib@somerset.gov.uk 

Facilities
Assisted access
Fax machine
newspapers and magazines
Photocopier (black and white)
Monday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm 

Tuesday  Closed  
Wednesday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm 

Thursday  Closed  
Friday  9.30am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm 

Saturday  9.30am to 1pm  
Crewkerne Library
The Library
Falkland Square
Crewkerne
TA18 7JS  

Email crwlib@somerset.gov.uk

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access (except reference library)
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier (black and white)
Monday 9.30am to 5pm  
Tuesday 9.30am to 5pm  
Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm 
Thursday Closed  
Friday 9.30am to 6pm  
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm  
Dulverton Library
The Library
7-9 Fore Street
Dulverton
TA22 9EX   

Email dullib@somerset.gov.uk

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Toilet access
Fax machine
Photocopier (black and white)
UK Online Centre
Monday 1.45pm to 5pm 
Tuesday 10am to 1.15pm
and 1.45pm to 5pm  

Wednesday Closed  
Thursday 10am to 1.15pm
and 1.45pm to 5pm  

Friday 10am to 1.15pm
and 1.45pm to 6pm  

Saturday 10am to 1.15pm

An unstaffed service is available during Exmoor
National Park Centre
opening hours:
Apr to Oct: 10am to 1.15pm
and 1.45pm to 5pm (every day)
Nov to Mar: 10.30am to 3pm(except Thursday and Sunday)
Frome Library
The Library
Justice Lane
Frome
BA11 1BE  

Email frolib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access
Lift to the upper floor 
Fax machine
Meeting room
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
UK Online Centre
Monday 9.30am to 5pm  
Tuesday 9.30am to 5pm  
Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm  
Thursday 9.30am to 5pm  
Friday 9.30am to 7pm  
Saturday 9.30am to 4pm  
Glastonbury Library
The Library
1 Orchard Court
The Archers Way
Glastonbury
BA6 9JB   

Email glalib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access 
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 10am to 5pm 
Tuesday 10am to 6pm 
Wednesday Closed 
Thursday 10am to 6pm 
Friday 10am to 5pm 
Saturday 10am to 4pm

Highbridge Library   
The Library
Alpha House
Market Street
Highbridge
TA9 3BP    

Email higlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday Closed 
Tuesday 2pm to 5pm 
Wednesday Closed 
Thursday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5pm 

Friday Closed 
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm

Ilminster Library
The Library
Ditton Street
Ilminster
TA19 0BW  

Email ilmlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Assisted access. There is a ramp to the rear door with a bell. 
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 9.30am to 1pm  
Tuesday 9.30am to 5pm  
Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm  
Thursday Closed  
Friday 9.30am to 5pm  
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm  
Langport Library
The Library
Whatley
Langport
TA10 9R
A
Email lanlib@somerset.gov.uk   

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access 
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Reading group
Monday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Tuesday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Wednesday Closed 
Thursday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Martock Library
The Library
The Shopping Centre
Martock
TA12 6DL   

Email marlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access 
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 9.30am to 5pm 
Tuesday 9.30am to 5pm 
Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm 
Thursday Closed  
Friday 9.30am to 6pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm  
Milborne Port Library 
The Library
Cross Cottage
North Street
Milborne Port
DT9 5ET   

Email mptlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access  
Fax machine
Monday Closed 
Tuesday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm 

Wednesday Closed 
Thursday Closed 
Friday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm 

Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Minehead Library
The Library
Bancks Street
Minehead
TA24 5DJ  

Email minlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access. There is a bell at the foot of the ramp, to call for assistance. 
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 9am to 5.30pm 
Tuesday 9am to 6pm 
Wednesday Closed 
Thursday: 9am to 6pm 
Friday 9am to 5.30pm 
Saturday 9am to 4pm 
Nether Stowey Library
The Library
Castle Street
Nether Stowey
Bridgwater
TA5 1LN   

Email neslib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access, with a ramped main entrance. 
Fax machine
Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm
and 2pm to 5pm 

Tuesday 9.30am to 12:30pm 
Wednesday 9:30am to 12.30pm
and 2pm to 5pm 

Thursday Closed 
Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm
and 2pm to 5pm 

Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
North Petherton Library
The Library
Quantock House
Fore Street
North Petherton
TA6 6TN  

Email npnlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Assisted access
Fax machine
Monday Closed 
Tuesday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Wednesday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Thursday Closed 
Friday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Performing Arts Library 
The Performing Arts Library
King George Street
Yeovil
BA20 1PY   

Email muslib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Music scores
Books
Multiple copy performance material
Reference materials
Computerised index of songs 
Advice and reference service
Monday 9,30am to 5.30pm 
Tuesday 9.30am to 6pm 
Wednesday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Thursday 9.30am to 6pm 
Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 4pm 
Porlock Library
The Library
The Old School Centre
Porlock
Minehead
TA24 8NP  

Email porlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Toilet access
  
Monday 10am to 12.30pm
Tuesday 10am to 12.30pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm               

Wednesday Closed 
Thursday Closed 
Friday 10am to 12.30pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm

Saturday 10am to 1pm

Priorswood Library 
The Library
Hillside Children's Centre
Eastwick Road
Taunton
TA2 7HD  

Email prwlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access 
Assisted access
Toilet access 
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
UK Online Centre
Monday 9.30am to 5pm 
Tuesday 2pm to 5pm 
Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm 
Thursday 9.30am to 1pm 
Friday 9.30am to 5pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm

Shepton Mallet Library
The Library
2 Market Place
Shepton Mallet
BA4 5AZ    

Email shmlib@somerset.gov.uk

Facilities
Assisted access
This library is based on two levels, but there is no lift available. Staff will help you get to the children's library if necessary  
Fax machine
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 9.30am to 1.30pm
and 2pm to 5pm 

Tuesday 10am to 1.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Wednesday Closed 
Thursday 9.30am to 1.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Somerset Studies Library

Somerset Heritage Centre
Brunel Way
Langford Mead
Norton Fitzwarren
Taunton
TA2 6SF
Email archives@somerset.gov.uk
Phone 01823 278805
Monday 1pm to 5pm (telephone enquiries only 9am to 1pm)
Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Alternate Saturdays 9am to 1pm.
Saturday opening dates 2014
Somerton Library
The Library
Cox's Yard (off West Street)
Somerton
TA11 7PR   

Email somlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 9.30pm to 5pm 
Tuesday 9.30pm to 5pm 
Wednesday Closed 
Thursday 9.30pm to 6pm 
Friday 9.30pm to 5pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
South Petherton Library
The Library
St James' Corner
South Petherton
TA13 5BS  

Email spnlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access 
Assisted access
Access ramp but no automatic doors. 
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Monday Closed 
Tuesday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5pm 

Wednesday Closed 
Thursday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5pm 

Friday 9.30am to 1pm
and 2pm to 6pm 

Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
Street Library
The Library
1 Leigh Road
Street
BA16 0HA  

Email strlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access
Ramped entrance
Fax machine
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 9.30am to 6pm 
Tuesday Closed 
Wednesday   9.30am to 5pm 
Thursday 9.30am to 5pm 
Friday 9.30am to 6pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 4pm
Sunningdale Library
The Library
Monmouth Hall
Monmouth Road
Yeovil
BA21 5NP   

Email sunlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Assisted access
Assistance is required for full internal access, as there are two sets of double doors. 
Fax machine
Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Tuesday 1.30am to 5pm 
Wednesday Closed 
Thursday Closed 
Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm
and 1.30pm to 5pm 

Saturday 9.30am to 12pm

Taunton Library
The Library
Paul Street
Taunton
TA1 3XZ 

Email taulib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access 
Disabled toilet access
A Shopmobility scheme operates from the car park above the library, but it is necessary to reach the ground floor to enter the main library building
Blu-ray 
Music CDs
DVDs
Exhibition area
Fax machine
Meeting room
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
UK Online Centre
Monday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Tuesday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Wednesday 9.30am to 7pm 
Thursday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Friday 9.30am to 7pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 4pm 
Watchet Library
The Library
11 The Esplanade
Watchet
TA23 0AJ  

Email watlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Assisted access
The children's area is on the upper floor, but there is no lift available 
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Monday 2pm to 5pm  
Tuesday 10am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5pm 

Wednesday Closed 
Thursday 10am to 1pm
and 2pm to 6pm 

Friday 2pm to 5pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm 

Wellington Library
The Library
16 Fore Street
Wellington
TA21 8AQ   

Email wlnlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Assisted access
Disabled access using ramp at front of library and also through the rear entrance from Bulford car park
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
DVDs

Monday 9.30am to 6pm  
Tuesday 9.30am to 6pm  
Wednesday 9.30am to 6pm    
Thursday Closed
Friday 9.30am to 6pm    
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm

Wells Library
The Library
Union Street
Wells
BA5 2PU   

Email wlslib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access
The reference library is upstairs, but there is no lift available.  
Fax machine
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 9am to 5pm 
Tuesday 9am to 5pm 
Wednesday 9am to 5pm 
Thursday 9am to 5pm 
Friday 9am to 5pm 
Saturday 9am to 5pm 
Williton Library
The Library
Killick Way
Williton
TA4 4QA  

Email willib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Semi-automatic doors
Wheelchair access
Toilet access 
Fax machine
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 10am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm 

Tuesday Closed 
Wednesday 10am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm 

Thursday 10am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5.30pm 

Friday 9.30am to 6pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Wincanton Library
The Library
Carrington Way
Wincanton
BA9 9JS    

Email winlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Assisted access
Ramped front entrance. 
Fax machine
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
Monday 9.30am to 1.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Tuesday 9.30am to 1.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Wednesday 9.30am to 1.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Thursday Closed 
Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm
and 2.30pm to 6.30pm 

Saturday 9.30am to 1pm 
Wiveliscombe Library
The Library
9 The Square
Wiveliscombe
TA4 2JT    

Email wivlib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Assisted access
Disabled toilet
Internal access to the library is limited 
Monday Closed 
Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
and 2.30pm to 6pm 

Wednesday Closed 
Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm
and 2.30pm to 5pm 

Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Yeovil Library
The Library
King George Street
Yeovil
BA20 1PY  

Email yeolib@somerset.gov.uk  

Facilities
Automatic doors
Wheelchair access
A lift to the upper floors is available 
Exhibition area
Fax machine
Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines
Photocopier - black and white
UK Online Centre
Monday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Tuesday 9.30am to 6pm 
Wednesday  9.30am to 5.30pm 
Thursday 9.30am to 6pm 
Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm 
Saturday 9.30am to 4pm

Bank holiday opening and closing for 2014 - 2015
Monday 25 August, Summer Bank Holiday - Closed
Wednesday 24 December, Christmas Eve - Libraries close no later than 1pm
Thursday 25 December, Christmas Day - Closed
Friday 26 December, Boxing Day - Closed
Saturday 27 December - Open as normal
Wednesday 31 December, New Year’s Eve - Libraries close no later than 5.30pm
Thursday 1 January, New Year’s Day - Closed
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