Plan for Libraries

The Plan for Libraries 2017 to 2020 was agreed at Full Council on 3 July 2017 and means changes to the way we deliver our services. We’ll have 11 libraries across the city, pop-up libraries in 5 locations and an improved online offer.  Find out more below. 

Download Plan for Libraries 2017 to 2020 [PDF, 1.33MB]

More documents can be found here and the Council’s press release on the revised plan can be found here.



Eggbuckland Library closes at 6pm on Friday 15 September

Ernesettle Library closes at 1pm on Saturday 16 September 

Laira Library closes at 1pm on Saturday 16 September 

Tothill Library closes at 1pm Saturday 16 September 

Stoke Library closes at 1pm on Saturday 16 September

West Park is not due to close until St Budeaux has been redeveloped. The St Budeaux site has recently been marketed as a development opportunity. 

No. You can return items to any other Plymouth library or to one of our pop-up libraries. (See below)

Opening hours at Devonport, Crownhill and Southway will be extended in the new year. 

Our Home Library Service is for Plymouth residents who want to borrow books and audiobooks but who can't get to a library. 

The Traveline South West website will show you the quickest way to travel between two locations. Library staff will be happy to help you use the site. 

Access Plymouth may be able to help you or phone 600633

There will be a pop-up library from 10.30am to 4.30pm every week at these locations:

Mondays: St Edwards Church, Eggbuckland 

Tuesdays: Tothill Community Centre 

Wednesdays: Four Greens Community Trust, Whitleigh 

Thursdays, River View, Ernesettle  

Fridays, Stoke Christian Centre 

There will be a selection of adult and children's books to browse and borrow. This will be changed weekly. You will be able to join the library, borrow books and collect reservations. Craft and colouring for children will be available. 

We will be working with communities to decide on activities. They may include rhymetimes, storytimes or reading groups depending on need. 

A new 247 library website will launch in the new year making it easier for you to find, renew and reserve items online. It will be more user friendly and work better on mobiles and tablets. Alongside this will be a library app you can download to access library services from wherever you are. 

There will be some refurbishments at Crownhill, Devponport and Southway. Meeting rooms will be installed along with more PCs.