Holiday opening times and Christmas Day welcome at Central Library


Opening times for Council services and refuse collections during the Christmas and New Year holidays are available on our Christmas info web page.

Our Central Library will once again be opening its doors again this Christmas Day, providing a warm welcome to anyone who may be on their own and would like some company.

Volunteers from libraries across the city and our customer services team will be giving up their time to open the library for three hours during the afternoon.

There will be a festive film show, quizzes and games, as well as free refreshments. Library computers and Wi-Fi will be available for anyone who wants to get in touch with family or friends.

This year the library is also offering transport for people living in Plymouth who would like to join them on the day – email library@plymouth.gov.uk by Friday 14 December if you or someone you know would need this.

Deputy Council Leader Pete Smith said: “If you’re on your own, we know Christmas can be a lonely time. If people would like some company and to see some friendly faces we hope they will join us at the library on Christmas Day, where a warm welcome will await them.”

People can get involved by providing donations of wrapped chocolates or biscuits to be given out on the day. Pupils from St Peter’s CE Primary School will be writing Christmas messages for those who visit.

The library, on the corner of Armada Way and Mayflower Street, will be open from 1pm until 4pm. Everyone is welcome.

See our website for Christmas and New Year opening hours for all libraries.