Library opening times and contact details

We have 14 libraries across the city. Get more details and opening times below.

All our libraries are open as normal today.If there are any changes to opening hours we'll let you know on this web page and @bhlibraries on twitter.

Christmas and New Year opening times

  • Christmas closing - Our libraries will be closed on Wednesday 24 December until Sunday 28 December
  • Libraries will open as normal on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 December 2014.
  • New Year holiday - All libraries will be closed on Wednesday 31 December 2014 and Thursday 1 January 2015.

Libraries will return to normal opening hours from Friday 2 January 2015

If you have any access needs you can find about the accessible services we provide at libraries and our home delivery service for those who have difficulty travelling.

You can also get details of what's going on in Brighton & Hove libraries and find out about room hire

Hove Library

Open

  • Monday 1.30-5.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-7.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Friday 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-5pm

Telephone

  • 01273 290700  - renewals
  • 01273 296937 - enquiries

Hove Library, 182-186 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2EG

How to get to Hove Library

 

Coldean Library

Open

  • Monday 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Thursday 9am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm

Telephone

  • 01273 296902

Coldean Library, Library Court, 24 Beatty Avenue, Brighton, BN1 9ED

​How to get to Coldean Library

 

Hangleton Library

Open

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm
  • Wednesday 2pm-5.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Friday 2pm-5.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Telephone

  • 01273 296904

Hangleton Library, West Way, Hangleton, Hove BN3 8LD

​How to get to Hangleton Library

 

Hollingbury Library

Open

  • Monday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Thursday 10am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

 Telephone

  • 01273 296908

Hollingbury Library, Carden Hill, Hollingbury, Brighton BN1 8DA

​How to get to Hollingbury Library

 

Mile Oak Library

Three boys reading at Mile Oak libraryOpen

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 2pm-5pm
  • Thursday 2pm-7pm
  • Friday 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm

Telephone

  • 01273 296916

Mile Oak Library, Chalky Road, Portslade, BN41 2WS

​How to get to Mile Oak Library

Further information: ​Mile Oak Library is part of the dual-use school-community library at the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) complex and is situated in the main school building – enter via main reception, the library is on the left.

 

Moulsecoomb Library

Open

  • Tuesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Thursday 2pm-6pm
  • Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Closed Mondays and Wednesdays

Telephone

  • 01273 296910

Moulescoomb Library, The Highway, Moulsecoomb, Brighton BN2 4PA

​How to get to Moulsecoomb Library

 

Patcham Library

Open

  • Tuesday 9am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Friday 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Closed Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Telephone

  • 01273 296912

Patcham Library, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton BN1 8TA

​How to get to Patcham Library

 

Portslade Library

Open

  • Monday 9.30am-1pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Friday 9.30am-1pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Telephone

  • 01273 296914

Portslade Library, Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, BN41 1XR

​How to get to Portslade Library

 

Rottingdean Library

Open

  • Monday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Thursday 10am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Telephone

  • 01273 296918

Rottingdean Library, The Grange, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7HA

​How to get to Rottingdean Library

 

Saltdean Library

Open

  • Tuesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Friday 10am-1pm  and 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Closed Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Telephone

  • 01273 296920

Saltdean Library, Saltdean Lido, Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SP

​How to get to Saltdean Library

 

Westdene Library

Open

  • Tuesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Closed Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays

Telephone

  • 01273 296922

Westdene Library, Bankside, Westdene, Brighton BN1 5GN

​How to get to Westdene Library

 

Whitehawk Library (including toy library)

Open

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm
  • Friday 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Telephone

  • 01273 296924

Whitehawk Community Hub and Library, 179A Whitehawk Road, Brighton BN2 5FL

​How to get to Whitehawk Library

 

Woodingdean Library

The cake to celebrate Woodingdean libraryThe new Woodingdean Library opened in June 2014. The temporary Library near the entrance to the Community Centre in Warren Road is now closed.

Open

  • Monday 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Thursday 9am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Telephone

  • 01273 296928

Woodingdean Library, Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton BN2 6BA

​How to get to Woodingdean Library