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Libraries and opening times

Current opening hours

Anchorsholme Library

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Central Library

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
between 10.00am and 4.00pm

Layton, Moor Park, and Palatine Library

Monday and Friday between 10.00am and 4.00pm
Saturday between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Library@the grange and Revoe Library

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
between 1.00pm and 4.00pm

Please note due to essential building maintenance, Revoe Library is currently operating a limited service. Essential ICT facilities are available and customers can order and collect books at the door using our Keep Reading service. Email for full details.

Mereside Library remains closed until further notice.

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

  • Access computer facilities for essential purposes 
  • Browse and borrow items
  • Collect pre-ordered books at the door

For those visiting the library, there will be some necessary restrictions and procedures in place, including:

  • Face coverings must be worn in the library
  • Mandatory hand sanitising on entry and exit
  • Reduced visitor capacity
  • Limited time on library computers (for 45 minutes per person per day)
  • Use of protective screens at counters and around computer terminals
  • No public toilet access or casual seating

Customers will also have to provide contact details to assist with the NHS Test and Trace programme.

For note, the At Home Library Service will continue to operate under COVID-secure procedures during this period.

Thank you for your understanding and support with this.

For more information and to keep up to date with developments, please visit:

If you have any queries please get in touch:


or call one of the libraries during opening hours.

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.