Libraries - Central Library


In order to deliver essential staff training, the library will open at 1.00pm on the second Thursday of every month between March and December (inclusive).

Extended Access will be available from 8.00am to 1.00pm on these days but no staff are on site during these hours. The library is only available to library members who have registered and attended an induction to use Extended Access.


Swindon Borough Council
Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1QG
01793 463238

Library opening times

These opening hours are available to all. Staff will be available on site to assist customers. 

Day  Opening times
Monday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 11.00am - 3.00pm

Extended Access opening times – no staff on site

Available only to library members who have registered and attended an induction to use Extended Access.

Day Opening times Opening times
Monday 8.00am - 10.00am 5.45pm - 8.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am - 10.00am CLOSED
Wednesday 8.00am - 10.00am 5.45pm - 8.00pm
Thursday 8.00am - 10.00am 5.45pm - 8.00pm
Friday 8.00am - 10.00am 5.45pm - 8.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 10.00am 4.15pm - 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am - 11.00am 3.15pm - 8.00pm

Extended Access uses technology to allow you to access the libraries outside of staffed hours.

You must be registered and have attended an induction to use Extended Access.

If you would like to find out more about Extended Access or register to use it, please speak to a member of staff at one of the following libraries:

  • Central library
  • Highworth Library
  • North Swindon Library
  • Park Library
  • West Swindon Library

All Swindon Borough Council libraries are closed on bank holidays. 

Our Extended Access service is available from 10.00am to 6.00pm on Bank Holidays for borrowers who have been authorised to use the service. Any changes to these times will be published in advance.

Services and facilities

Public access PCs with internet access. Computers will turn off 15 minutes before closing time stated above.
Swindon Free Wi-Fi available
DVDs for hire
Photocopying, printing and scanning
Library shop
Wheelchair access
Portable hearing loops

Further information

Please note: Local Studies opening times are not the same as the main library. The times for the Visitor Centre can be found here and those of the Swindon Collection (local studies and family history) are listed here.