Library

About The Library

Delivering a new Service – October 2020

Although we are unable to open our library due to the size and layout of it, we are introducing a new Select & Collect service.

To use this service please fill out this form: Library Select & Collect Form
and return it to us by email to: library@sodburytowncouncil.gov.uk or pop it through the letter box at the Library.

Once we have your form we will do our best to select books/DVDs we think you will enjoy and it may be an opportunity to discover a new author or genre of book/film.

You will get a call from one of our volunteers who will let you know when your items will be available. You will be greeted at the door by a volunteer but it will not be possible to browse.

We will be open for collection Wednesdays & Saturdays 10.30 – 12.30 and we ask that you follow social distancing guidelines and bring a face covering.

If you are unwell please do not attend the library and if this leaves you concerned about your order send us an email and we will contact you.

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In 2016 South Gloucestershire Council 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:

Monday          Closed

Tuesday          9.30 – 12.30 &  1.30 – 4.30

Wednesday    9.30 – 6.30

Thursday        Closed

Friday              9.30 – 12.30

Saturday         9.30 – 12.30

Sunday            Closed

You can renew and reserve books by visiting the website:

www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries

 Or by phoning 01454 868006

(8.45am – 7pm Mon – Fri & 9.30am – 5pm Saturday)

 You will need your user number and PIN