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Saffron Walden Library

Opening hours

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

Location

2 King Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1ES

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Disabled access to the library

Using the library

Facilities and Services 

Facilities and Services - temporarily suspended

  • Food donation point
  • Equipment loan service for the visually impaired 

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.

Contacts:

Contact us

Feedback about your library experience

Renewals and Library enquiries: 0345 603 7628

Email: saffronwalden.library@essex.gov.uk

What's on

Baby Rhymetime, Saffron Walden Library

Baby Rhymetime, Saffron Walden Library

A toddler in a check shirt looking forwards with another toddler and play equipment in the background.

Baby Rhymetime, Saffron Walden Library

Date:
Every Tuesday
Time:
9.30am to 10am
Venue:
Saffron Walden Library

Rhymes and stories for babies under 1.

Storytime, Saffron Walden Library

Storytime, Saffron Walden Library

An adult reading a story to a group of children.

Storytime, Saffron Walden Library

Date:
Every Tuesday
Time:
10.30am to 11am
Venue:
Saffron Walden Library

Rhymetime and stories for over ones.

Sensory Time, Saffron Walden Library

Sensory Time, Saffron Walden Library

A child’s hands hold large coloured discs with different textures on them

Sensory Time, Saffron Walden Library

Date:
Every last Friday of the month
Next event 30 September 2022
Time:
10am to 10.45am
Venue:
Saffron Walden Library

A special tactile and interactive story time with songs and activities. Booking required.


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