In 2016 South Gloucestershire identified Chipping Sodbury library as being at risk of closure due to budget cuts. Very quickly a Friends of Chipping Sodbury Library (FOCSL) group was set up which fought to save the library.
Due to the overwhelming feeling of local people that the library should be saved the Town Council made the decision to support the library by implementing the use of volunteers to run the service. This has been done with the support of the FOCSL and South Gloucestershire Council which continues to fund the capital costs of the library.
About 40 volunteers have been recruited to run the library with the support of the Co-ordinator who is employed by the Town Council. The library continues to offer most of the usual services with many of them being available online.
The feedback from our library users has been very positive and we are proud that we are able to work with the community and South Gloucestershire Council to ensure such an important facility remains within our town.
The normal opening hours for the library are:
Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 & 1.30 – 4.30
Wednesday 9.30 – 6.30
Friday 9.30 – 12.30
Saturday 9.30 – 12.30
You can renew and reserve books by visiting the website:
Or by phoning 01454 868006
(8.45am – 7pm Mon – Fri & 9.30am – 5pm Saturday)
You will need your user number and PIN