Thornbury Centre Community Library – TCCL 

Faced with the prospect of losing a valuable community asset, The Thornbury Centre has taken the decision to take on the running of the library. Staffed by volunteers from the local area and further afield the aim is to develop the library offer taking it in new directions that will appeal to local residents.

We are still in need of volunteers to help us keep the library going and develop some of the ideas we have. So if you have a couple of hours a week to spare and would like to know more please contact David Holt on 01274 666649.

Alongside developing new directions for the library we are trying out new opening hours; local residents are our priority and so we want to see what opening hours best suit the demands on your time, these new opening hours will continue to be subject to change but we will ensure library users are given as much notice as possible.

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Additional Services

  • Library users also have free access to the adjacent IT suite during set times; please see above table.
  • The library runs a series of activities and events throughout the year, please contact the library for more information.
  • ESOL: pre-entry level (spaces are limited, all those wishing to undertake will have to complete an initial assessment).
  • Learn My Way – Digital Champions.
  • Employment Support (spaces are limited, please call for availability).

Planned Services

  • Numeracy and Literacy – up to and including Entry Level 3. (More information will be posted as it becomes available).
  • Mobile Library Service for those who have mobility issues and that live in a group setting such as residential and sheltered accommodation.
  • Book Club – If you like reading, taking part in activities, making new friends and having fun then Book Clubs are for you.
  • ‘Mums Aloud’ – We recognise that for many mums space and time away from being mum is rare, so come and spend time doing things just for you! (TBC)
  • Men Only – Space to do, think and talk about all those things that men only think, want to talk about and do! (TBC)


You can contact the library by phone on 01274 666 984 or can access their website: for further information.