Westbury on Trym library has something for everyone

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By Sarah20093 | Friday, August 21, 2009, 10:31

When was the last time you visited Westbury on Trym library?

If it has been a while then read up on what is on offer to you.

Fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, a children's area with a range of picture books, books in large print and reference books. Free use of computers with internet, email access and scanner.

Book collections

Barrington Stoke (for people with dyslexia) for children

Books on prescription

Fast Backs - popular titles; one week loan

Graphic novels

Graphic novels for adults

Graphic novels for children

Large print

Local history

Ordnance Survey maps

Quick reads

You and your child

Books in international languages

Children's books - in French

Children's activites and storytimes

Baby bounce and rhyme - term time Wednesdays 11am-11.30 am.

Pre-school children's storytime - term time Fridays 11am-11.30 am

Pre-school children's storytime - term time Mondays 2pm-2.30 pm

School holiday activities - contact the library ( 0117) 9038552

for details.

Computer and other courses

Free IT 'taster sessions' available - contact the library (0117) 9038552 for details.

DVDs - hire from £1 per week

(Most DVDs carry subtitles in English and other languages, plus extras such as audio commentaries.)

A selection of DVDs - English language only

For sale

Library carrier bag - jute fibre (planet-friendly hessian) - £2.

New Books magazine - every two months - £2.50.

Free newspapers and magazines to take away

Bristol Nines - monthly

Folio - monthly

Mature Times - monthly

Our City (news from Bristol City Council) - every two months

The Bristol Magazine - monthly

The Spark - quarterly

Westbury Courier - monthly

Housebound service

Provided by Friends of The Library Service - contact the library for details

Internet and computers

Colour and black and white printing - charges apply

Free Internet and computer use, please book in advance

Jaws screen reader

Large print keyboard

Large screen computer monitor


SuperNova combined screen reader and magnifier

Trackerball mouse


Local history books for sale

Bristol In 1807: Impressions of the city at the time of Abolition - Anthony Beeson - £10.

Music CDs - hire charges may apply

A broad range of music to suit all tastes

Newspapers and magazines

BBC Homes and Antiques - monthly


Daily Mirror - on days the library is open

Disability Now

Evening Post - on days the library is open

Guardian - daily, on days the library is open

Homes and Antiques - monthly

Teen Vogue - monthly

Times - on days the library is open

Venue - weekly

Western Daily Press - on days the library is open

Other resources

Radio/cassette/CD player for Visually Impaired people for use in the library

Reading groups

Adult group one - meets the last Thursday of the month 2.30pm-4pm

Adult group two - meets the second Thursday of the month 2.30pm-4pm.

The Poetry Group - meets third Thursday of the month at 2.30pm

Spoken word audio books - hire charges may apply

Cassettes for adults and children - in English

CDs for adults and children - in English

Falcondale Rd, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3JZ 

Phone number: ( 0117) 9038552

Email: westbury.library@bristol.gov.uk

Opening Hours: 

Monday: 09:30-17:00


Tuesday: 09:30-17:00


Wednesday: 09:30-17:00


Friday: 09:30-19:00


Saturday: 09:30-17:00



Getting there: 1, 20, 21, 55, 517, 523 and 585 buses stop on Canford Lane. The 55 also stops on Falcondale Road.

Parking: Cycling: there are bicycle stands in front of the library. For drivers: on-street parking in Abbey Road and Canford Lane by Canford Park.

Accessibility: Wide ramp with handrails at side of building. Every part of library accessible to readers using disability vehicles. Low level Service counter at one end of desk.

Full Disabled Access


Breastfeeding Welcome




  • Profile image for historywriter

    They are a good bunch there too - the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

    By historywriter at 18:11 on 21/08/09

  • Profile image for Sarah20093

    Want to scrub up on your computer skills? Book an 'IT taster session' by calling (0117) 9038552.

    By Sarah20093 at 10:35 on 21/08/09

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