Monday: 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 8pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 8pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 1pm to 4pm
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Returning items out of hours
Items can be returned through the letter box in the library door at the following times:
- from 7am Monday to Saturday
- from 12.30pm on Sunday
- up to 15 minutes after the library has closed.
Items returned before opening time will be taken off your library card using the previous day as the return date.
Shrewsbury Library is Shropshire's largest library, located in the heart of the county town, near to the main bus terminus and the railway station.
The library has a range of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and language packs, public access computers with free access to the Internet and a Wi-Fi hotspot. There is a coffee area and the Hobbs Room can be hired for public use.
A leaflet outlining the services available can be read or downloaded from the link on this page.
Shrewsbury Library has the largest collection of reference books, newspapers, magazines and information resources in the county.
Music and Drama Service
Based in Shrewsbury Library this is the main county collection of music and drama resources in Shropshire. Other libraries across the county hold representative selections of music and drama books. For more details follow the link on this page.
The main archive of local history material is based in the same complex. For more information follow the link on this page.
Free impartial advice on work, careers, training and how to write a CV.
Telephone 0800 021 7244 to make an appointment.
Wednesday afternoons 2pm to 4pm
Find out about volunteering opportunities of all kinds. No appointment needed, just drop in.
Computer classes for over 55s
Run by Age UK, these classes are very popular so please telephone 01743 233123 to book your place.
Bookstart Story Time
Every Wednesday 10.15am to 11am
Free stories, rhymes and a simple craft activity for pre-school children, their parents and carers. For information on other Bookstart Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions in the area follow the link on this page.
Bookstart Rhyme Time
Monthly on a Monday at 2pm
Free song and rhyme session for pre-school children, their parents and carers. For a list of dates and information on other Bookstart Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions in the area follow the link on this page.
Do you enjoy books and reading? Do you enjoy talking about them? Are you stuck in the same old reading rut? Why not come along to one of the informal, friendly reading groups at Shrewsbury Library. For more information follow the link on this page.
Shrewsbury Library is housed in a Grade A listed historic building dating back in part to the 15th Century, and formerly used by Shrewsbury School. Group visits to the library are welcome, and librarians are very happy to go out and visit groups. If your club, class or pre-school group are interested, please ask.