Welcome to Painswick Community Library

Town Hall


Hours are:

Monday         2.30 pm - 4.30pm

Wednesday   10.30am - 12.30pm

                        2.30pm - 4.30pm

Friday.           10.30am - 12.30pm

Saturday.      10.30am  - 12.30pm 

CHRISTMAS CLOSING:    We will be closed from  4.30pm on Wednesday 22nd December; re-opening on Wednesday 5th January 2022

We ask that customers wear masks in the Library, and maintain social distancing.   We look forward to welcoming you to the Library.



If you need help, please either call the Library on 01452 814744 during the times we are open above, or e-mail to painswicklibrary@btconnect.com 


Would you like to join us?    We are looking for volunteers to help run the library, especially as trustees.   Contact us on our e-mail: painswicklibrary@btconnect.com  to find out more.

Painswick Community Library is an independent charity run entirely by volunteers. We are supported by a grant from Gloucestershire County Council under the Big Community Offer.

The Library is linked to the Gloucestershire County Library online catalogue. Books can be reserved online and delivered for collection to the Library. Books borrowed from County libraries can be returned to Painswick.

There is one People's Network Computer which is available for use free of charge. There is a network printer for which a charge is made per copy printed. Printing and photocopying is available in colour or black & white. Two-sided (duplex) printing and photocopying is also available.

A wifi hub is available free of charge.

A current Gloucestershire County Library card is required in order to borrow books or to use the computer. To apply for a library card click on the following link:


Click on "Join, Update your membership details" and follow the on-screen instructions.

If your existing card is out of date it can be renewed at the library.

Painswick Community Library is the operating name of Community Library in Painswick, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales number 8102556 . Registered office: Town Hall, Victoria Square, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 6QA

Community Library in Painswick is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales: charity no. 1148757