Library opening times and contact details

If there are any changes to opening hours we'll let you know on this web page and  on Twitter.

All libraries will be closed from Sunday 24 December - Wednesday 27 December, and from Sunday 31 December - Monday 1 January.

Download the full list of Christmas opening times for all libraries (PDF190KB). Normal hours resume Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Hollingbury Library is now based in the Old Boat Community Centre

Whitehawk Library is closed for staff training on Monday 15 January.

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

Brighton & Hove libraries

 

Coldean Library

  • Monday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Tuesday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Sunday - 11am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)

On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

​How to get to Coldean Library

 

Hangleton Library

  • Monday - 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Wednesday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Thursday - 9am to 5pm
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Sunday - 11am to 5pm

​​On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

​How to get to Hangleton Library

 

Hollingbury Library at Old Boat Corner Community Centre

From Tuesday 14 November, Hollingbury Library will open at the Old Boat Corner Community Centre. The nearest alternative library in the meantime is Patcham or Coldean Library.

  • Monday - 9am to 2pm
  • Tuesday - 9am to 2pm
  • Wednesday - 9am to 2pm
  • Thursday - 9am to 2pm (staffed 9am to 1pm)
  • Friday - 9am to 2pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 3pm.
  • Sunday - 10am to 3pm.

When the Old Boat Community Centre is open customers can access the library.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

Hove Library

  • Monday - 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - 10am to 7pm
  • Thursday - 10am to 5pm
  • Friday - 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

How to get to Hove Library

Mile Oak Library

  • Monday to Friday -  2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday -  9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

  • Monday - 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Sunday - 11am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)

On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

​How to get to Moulsecoomb Library

 

Patcham Library

  • Monday - 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - 9am - 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Thursday - 9am to 5pm
  • ​Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday - 11am to 5pm

​​On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

​How to get to Patcham Library

 

Portslade Library

  • Monday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
  • ​Thursday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday - 11am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)

​​On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

​How to get to Portslade Library

 

Rottingdean Library

  • Monday - 9am to 5pm
  • ​Tuesday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Sunday - 11am to 5pm

​​On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

​How to get to Rottingdean Library

 

Saltdean Library

  • Monday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Thursday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday - 11am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)

On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

​How to get to Saltdean Library

 

Westdene Library

  • Monday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
  • ​Wednesday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Thursday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Sunday - 11am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)

On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

Westdene Library, Bankside, Westdene, Brighton BN1 5GN

​How to get to Westdene Library

 

Whitehawk Library (including toy library)

  • Monday - 9am to 6pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
  • ​Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday - 9am to 5pm
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 4pm
  • ​Sunday - Closed

On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

​How to get to Whitehawk Library

 

Woodingdean Library

  • Monday - 9am to 5pm
  • ​Tuesday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Wednesday - 9am to 7pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Thursday - 9am to 5pm
  • ​Friday - 9am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday - 11am to 5pm (Libraries Extra)

On staffed days the library will switch to Libraries Extra between 1 - 2 pm for lunch cover.

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

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

​How to get to Woodingdean Library

 

Libraries Extra days - self-service and access with Libraries Extra card and PIN only.

Staffed days - lunch time (1pm to 2pm) operates as Libraries Extra (not at Jubilee or Hove)