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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

An exhibition of artwork by Kenneth Padley, Saffron Walden

An exhibition of artwork by Kenneth Padley, Saffron Walden

Side view of fox looking ahead at night time

An exhibition of artwork by Kenneth Padley, Saffron Walden

Date:
Monday 20 June 2022 to Saturday 16 July 2022
Time:
9am to 5.30pm
Venue:
Saffron Walden Library

Free exhibition – The Exchange Gallery at Saffron Walden Library

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.


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