Library opening times and contact details

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  on twitter.

Christmas and New Year opening times

Christmas closing - Our libraries will be closed on Thursday 24 December until Monday 28 December.
Libraries will open as normal on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 December 2015.
New Year holiday - All libraries will close at 5pm Thursday 31 December 2015 and be closed Friday 1 January 2016.
Normal hours resume Saturday 2 January 2016

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


  • 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


  • 01273 290700  - renewals
  • 01273 296937 - enquiries

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

How to get to Hove Library


Coldean Library


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


  • 01273 296902

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

​How to get to Coldean Library


Hangleton Library


  • 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


  • 01273 296904

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

​How to get to Hangleton Library


Hollingbury Library


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 01273 296910

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

​How to get to Moulsecoomb Library


Patcham Library


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


  • 01273 296912

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

​How to get to Patcham Library


Portslade Library


  • 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

​​Libraries Extra

  • Monday 2pm-7pm
  • ​Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Friday 2pm-5pm


  • 01273 296914

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

​How to get to Portslade Library


Rottingdean Library


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


  • 01273 296918

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

​How to get to Rottingdean Library


Saltdean Library


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


  • 01273 296920

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

​How to get to Saltdean Library


Westdene Library


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


  • 01273 296922

Westdene Library, Bankside, Westdene, Brighton BN1 5GN

​How to get to Westdene Library


Whitehawk Library (including toy library)


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


  • 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 library


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

Libraries Extra

  • Tuesday 9am-7pm
  • Wednesday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm

Woodingdean Library Extra will only be available until 1pm on the following dates in 2015: Wednesday 14 October,11 November, 9 December. This is due to a regular paid booking of the library space. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


  • 01273 296928

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

​How to get to Woodingdean Library