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Libraries and opening times

Libraries reopening

From 1 September Blackpool Central library will be open:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Layton, Moor Park and Palatine libraries are already operating with the following limited opening hours:

  • Monday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Friday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm

All other libraries will remain closed until further notice.

To ensure the safety of customers and employees you will be able to:

  • Return books and other items
  • Borrow and browse items
  • Access computer facilities

There will be some necessary restrictions and procedures in place, including:

  • Reduced visitor capacity
  • Limited time on library computers
  • Mandatory hand sanitising on entry and exit
  • Use of protective screens at counters and around computer terminals
  • No public toilet access or casual seating
  • You need to wear face coverings in the library

Customers will also be asked to provide contact details to assist with the government’s Test and Trace programme.


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.