27 Apr 2017

Leisure, Arts, Culture and Events

Bishopston library to open next week

The new Bishopston library will open its doors to the public for the first time next week (Wednesday May 3).

 

Over two bright and spacious floors, the library has thousands of books to borrow, as well as millions more through LibrariesWest, which brings together seven south west library services.

 

There will be 10 computers available for public use, as well as free wifi and plenty of space for study and laptop use.

 

The library, on Gloucester Road, will also host children’s story time on Saturday mornings and bounce and rhyme on Wednesday mornings.

 

From June there will be a meeting room available for the local community to hire.

 

Bristol City Council’s Head of Libraries Kate Murray said: “We are really pleased that Bishopston Library is finally ready to open its doors to the public.

 

“It has taken a long time to get to this point and we would like to thank everyone for their patience.

 

“We have created a modern, flexible space for the local community, and we would encourage people to come down and take a look at what we have to offer.”

 

The next stage of the project focuses on finishing off the internal reconfiguration and refurbishment of the former swimming pool.

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Opening hours:

Monday 1-7pm

Tuesday closed

Wednesday 11am-5pm

Thursday 11am-5pm

Friday 11am-5pm

Saturday 11am-5pm

Sunday closed.