Libraries and opening times

Library closures

All Blackpool Libraries are closed for the time being due to the coronavirus situation and following government guidance

At Home Library Service visits have also been temporarily suspended and we are contacting users of this service by phone

Blackpool Libraries do not have library overdue fines anymore, and your items will be automatically renewed, so there is no immediate need to return items

Please keep an eye on Blackpool Libraries’ social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) for any updates and more information.

Alternatively, if you have an enquiry please call 01253 478080 to speak to a member of staff or email:


Blackpool libraries provide a range of services to residents and visitors:  

  • Developing reading and supporting literacy for both children and adults
  • Providing information
  • Supporting learning and creating informal pathways into learning
  • Providing safe, accessible and welcoming community spaces

Information is available in a number of different media and formats including books, large print, newspapers and periodicals, spoken word cassettes and CDs and 24/7 online reference resources including encyclopaedias and dictionaries. 

Our libraries

There are 8 libraries in Blackpool including Central Library.

Blackpool Council operates 8 libraries as follows:

Blackpool library service hosts a wide range of events from regular reading groups to the popular annual festival of words - Wordpool. 

You can join your local library for free.