Downend Library

Contact details
Telephone: 01454 868006
Address: Buckingham Gardens, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5TW

Staffed opening hours

  • Monday: 10am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5.30pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 10am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am to 1pm
  • Sunday: closed

Since staffed hours occasionally change at short notice you should check live staffed hours information before visiting.

There are no staffed hours at this library on bank holidays and 27 December.

You can still use library online services and e-resources.

Extended opening hours

Our Open Access service enables you to use the library 7 days a week including bank holidays (apart from 25 December) when staff are not present. Find out how to register on our Open Access page.

Open access times

  • Monday: 8am to 10am,  5.45pm to 7.30pm
  • Tuesday: 8am to 7.30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 10am, 5.45pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursday: 8am to 7.30pm
  • Friday: 8am to 10am,  5.45pm to 7.30pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 9:30am 1.15pm to 7.30pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 7.30pm

Activities and events

We hold lots of different activities and events for adults, children and families at our libraries.

For children

For adults

More information can be found on our Library activities and events page.


  • disabled parking
  • general parking – see signage for terms
  • bike racks
  • accessible toilet (available during staffed hours)
  • return items any time through letterbox

Preparing for your visit

To help you know what to expect on your first visit to our library we have created a social story.

Map of Downend Library

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