Library opening times and contact details

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Hove Library will close for four weeks from Monday 30 July during which we will have works done to the café area, flooring, decoration and shelving. We will also have new furniture and new stock ready for re-opening on Tuesday 28 August.  Please note that, if you are reserving an item and Hove has the only copy in Brighton & Hove City Libraries, there will be a delay in supplying the item until after Hove reopens on Tuesday 28 August. No Hove stock will be available over the closure period 30 July to 27 August. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Carden Library will not be open during the school summer holidays and will close on 5pm on Monday 23 July to reopen with a full celebration launch involving Carden School and the Children’s Centre on Friday 14 September.

Our libraries

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. Planning for the future of Hove library info.

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

Brighton & Hove libraries

 

Carden Library

  • Monday 2.15pm to 5pm
  • Thursday 2.15pm to 5pm (Staffed)
  • Friday 2.15pm to 5pm

Telephone

  • 01273 290800

Carden Library, 2 County Oak Avenue, Brighton BN1 8LU

Please buzz the Library intercom at the main gate for access.

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

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

Hollingbury Library at Old Boat Corner Community Centre

  • 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

Old Boat Corner Community Centre, Carden Hill, Brighton BN1 8GN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)