COVID-19 - Reopening our libraries
Public network computers are available at each of the five core libraries. Members can use a computer for a 2 hour slot per day.
Find out more: Computer sessions
The Library Shop is open during Central Library’s opening hours. This includes Barnes Coaches day trip bookings however, please note, we can only take payment by card at this time.
Visit our library shop blog for information about our range of gifts and books.
For information on your local community library, not managed by Swindon Borough Council, visit our location and opening hours webpage and select your local library.
Job seeker and universal credit support sessions
Sessions are every Friday from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at Central Library. Available sessions are for 1 hour at 2.00pm, 3.00pm or 4.00pm. Booking is recommended.
Call Central Library on 01793 463238 during opening hours.
An Outset Advisor will be on hand at Central Library on designated Wednesdays between 11.00am and 2.00pm. This is for anyone wishing to seek advice and information about self-employment and setting up a business.
Sessions will take place on:
- Wednesday, 8 September
- Wednesday, 6 October
- Wednesday, 27 October
Services not currently available
During the phased reopening period, several library facilities and services remain unavailable. These are:
- Customer toilets and baby changing facilities
- Studying in the library
- Events, meetings or activities
- Story Times and Rhyme Times (these are online only)
Online services available to our library members
We have improved our already extensive digital offer to make sure residents can continue enjoying library services.
- Our new instant digital membership system, providing residents a faster and easier way to become library members
- An expanded range of eResources giving you free access to premium websites
- An increased and improved selection of eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers
- For the first time, a range of eComics are now available
- A series of regular online story times are now shared on YouTube and Facebook