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Local libraries may offer more than you expect. As well as books and magazines, libraries lend music, DVDs and computer games. Some have coffee shops and all offer free internet access. We need to use them or we will lose them.

Libraries

Moorland Road Library

Moorland Rd, Oldfield Park, Bath BA2 3PL, UK – 01225 394041

A small library, but nonetheless worthy for its location and service, both which are greatly appreciated. Always a welcome sight to see it open.

Opening hours: Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30 & 13:30 - 19:00, Thursday 09:30 - 13:00, Friday & Saturday 09:30 - 12:30 & 13:30 - 17:00

Central Library

1, The Podium, 19-23 Northgate St, Bath BA1 5AN, UK – 01225 394041

Good book selection and plenty of helpful staff. Nice airy space in handy location. Computers getting a bit tired e.g. slow log in times, broken keyboards (legs/stands snapped), can't book PC's online and printing service limited. Would benefit from later closing times a few days a week. Automated book check out service handy but fiddly until done a few times to get the hang of it, seen a few frustrated oldies because they aren't tech savvy. Study area has useful plug points for laptops. Good overall but funding cuts are starting to show. Are lower taxes/council tax bills worthwhile if future generations get short changed in other ways? A rich town like Bath should have an exemplary, well funded, all round library service for all, it could afford one if it really wanted one.

One of the best locations for a library: Central, near shops, tea-rooms etc. Easy access with a lift that arrives right outside, lovely views from large windows. My Mum used the reference section to write her book which after publication is now IN the library. HOWEVER BANES are now planning to close and re-locate it:( SAVE BATH LIBRARY !!!

University of Bath Library

Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK – 01225 385000

A library at the University of Bath! What more could you want? Well... maybe a Cornish pasty though the Students' Union nearby does some swell ones and there's a beautiful lake nearby perfect for drowning things, so convenient, 5 stars, would recommend.

24 hours library for University of Bath. Great views of the pond from all the floors. Will need student ID card to access.