Welcome to Painswick Community Library

Town Hall


We are very happy to be increasing the hours we are open -  to close to what we had before the pandemic.

Hours from 2nd June will be:

Monday         2.00 pm - 5.00pm

Wednesday   10.00am - 1.00pm

                        2.00pm - 5.00pm

Friday.           10.00am - 1.00pm

Saturday.      10.00am  - 1.00pm 


GCC Guidelines for library spaces still limit us to two customers in the library at any one time, and only one network PC will be available.    Please ring the bell at the bottom of the stairs when you arrive. 


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, primarily as desk volunteers, but in any capacity.     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 Computers which are 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If your existing card is out of date it can be renewed at the library.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