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Christmas and New Year Library Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year library opening hours

As a customer of Southamptons’ libraries, you will want to know about the changes in hours during the festive period.

The opening hours for council led libraries – Central, Bitterne, Lordshill, Portswood, Shirley and Woolston – are listed below:

  • Monday 24 December                  All libraries closed
  • Tuesday 25 December                 All libraries closed
  • Wednesday 26 December            All libraries closed
  • Thursday 27 December                All libraries closed
  • Friday 28 December                     All libraries closed
  • Saturday 29 December                Opening as usual
  • Sunday 30 December                   All libraries closed
  • Monday 31 December                  All libraries, except Lordshill, open 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday 1 January                       All libraries closed
  • Wednesday 2 January                  All Libraries open as usual

No items on loan have a return date between Monday 24 December and Tuesday 1 January.

Community led libraries – Burgess Road, Cobbett Hub, Millbrook, Thornhill and YMCA Weston -opening hours differ per branch and a full breakdown for each individual library can be found online

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of our library staff, volunteers and community partners.