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Bude Library and Information Service

Bude Library and Information Service is managed by Bude Town Council, supported by Cornwall Council.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all libraries, the mobile library service, the Education and Early Years Library Service and Information Service sites are now closed and non-operational. This includes reserving books online. Library members who have books or other materials on loan should keep them at home. They can be renewed as many times as needed online, but all overdue charges will be waived during this time.
The libraries team are currently looking at how it can support the most vulnerable customers. Cornwall Library members can access a wealth of online reading, eBooks, Audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, comics and eGraphic novels using the online library 

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Normal opening hours

DayTimes
Monday 9:30am-5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:30am-5pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

 

 

  • Car park with six free spaces for library and one stop shop customers, including one disabled parking bay 
  • Level approach (may be ramped)
  • The main front door is automated

Payments for Council services such as Council Tax or Business Rates are taken during opening hours at this location, please have your bill to hand.

For your convenience there are a range of PayPoint and Post Office sites that accept both cash and card payments, with most Post Offices still accepting cheques at no extra cost. Your account will be updated overnight and many PayPoint stores have longer opening hours, often including weekends, offering greater flexibility and choice. Head over to my area to see which facilities are available to you more locally.

Should you prefer to pay online, please use the links below:

  • Self Service (staff available to help if required)
  • Computers with internet access
  • Free WiFi available
  • Printing and photocopying and fax machine
  • Daily newspapers - Bude and Stratton Post and the Western Morning News. We keep back issues of Western Morning News, Bude and Statton Post for one month.
  • National Concessionary bus pass applications are quick and easy to apply for online.  If you do not have access to the internet they can be processed Monday to Friday during normal opening hours.
  • Council payments taken - during normal opening hours
  • We have a small stock of recycling sacks and boxes available from this Information Service.  Although we can’t guarantee availability but we can order on your behalf or you can order direct using our request recycling equipment / recycling containment online form.
  • Seagull proof bags available at a cost of £3.50. Each bag will hold three black rubbish sacks
  • We have various reading groups that can be found throughout Cornwall
  • Special events - we have a wide range of events taking place in libraries including author talks, drop-in events and much more. Find out if there are any special events taking place in a library near you.
  • Knit and Natter Group takes place every Friday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm. This is a free activity - All welcome.

  • Saturday Morning Library is open to children up to 12 years - parents and carers are also welcome. Session often incorporates a story linked to the theme of painting or craft workshop. Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am during term-time only. Free.
  • On the last Saturday of the month we hold a Lego Club at Saturday morning library from 10.30am.
  • Bookstart Rhymetime - our Toddler and Pre-School Children's activity. Singing, music, instruments and a story every Friday from 10am until 10.30am. This is a free event; no need to book just turn up and join in the fun!