Welcome to Painswick Community Library

Town Hall


Hours for the rest of April after the 12th will be:

Monday  3.00pm - 5.00 pm

Wednesday   10.00am - 12.00 noon

Saturday 10.00am  - 12.00 noon


We are looking to increase these hours in May, hopefully including Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings.

A similar operation will be in place to the system we had before Christmas.    GCC Guidelines for library spaces 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.


Books can be ordered online using the county system at www.gloucestershirespydus.co.uk 


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 



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If your existing card is out of date it can be renewed at the library.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