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Following Government guidance for the roadmap out of lockdown, from Monday 12 April, all our libraries have reopened to the public with new opening times. Find out more

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Saffron Walden Library

Opening hours

9am to 5:30pm
9am to 5:30pm
9am to 5:30pm
9am to 5:30pm
9am to 7pm
9am to 5pm

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


2 King Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1ES

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Disabled access to the library

Using the library

Facilities and Services available

Facilities and Services - temporarily suspended

The Gibson Library - temporarily closed

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 Reading Room is open for quiet study during normal library opening hours, staffed by volunteers at the following times:

  • Thursday 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday 10am to 12pm


Contact us

Feedback about your library experience

Renewals and Library enquiries: 0345 603 7628


What's on

There are no forthcoming events at this library

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