Saffron Walden Library


2 King Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1ES


Telephone: 0345 603 7628


Email: [email protected]  




Opening hours for Saffron Walden Library


  • Monday - 9am to 5:30pm
  • Tuesday - 9am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday - 9am to 5:30pm
  • Thursday - 9am to 5:30pm
  • Friday - 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday - 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday - Closed


Public holidays

All libraries are closed on the following days:

  • Bank Holidays
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
  • Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Facilities and Services available



The Gibson Library

Founded in 1832 and holding over 40,000 books from the 14th century to the present day, specialist subjects include:

  • Local history
  • Victorian and Edwardian studies
  • Art history and artists
  • The art of books
  • The English Civil War

The Gibson Library and Reading Room is open during normal library opening hours.


The Gibson Library Trust (otherwise known as The Saffron Walden Town Library) is a Charity of which Essex County Council is the Corporate Trustee -  Registered Charity no. 310665. This Trusteeship oversees all activities and administration of the Trust and the Collection. For enquiries relating to the Trust, please contact: [email protected]


For enquiries related to the activities of The Gibson Library Society, an associated Charity supporting the preservation and development of the Gibson collection in partnership with Essex County Council, please contact:


Upcoming Events


Calendar with a tick on a day

Saffron Walden Library's Upcoming events




The outside view of Saffron Walden Library





Everyone's Literacy Area


Saffron Walden Library's Literacy area Sofa and Bookcase