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Central Library

This library is a Swansea Space and everyone is welcome. In addition to all of the facilities listed below, we are also able to offer hot and cold drinks, device charging facilities and health and wellbeing activities and events.

Facilities and services


  • Accessible entrance / venue
  • Lift
  • Toilets, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
  • Drinking water available
  • Free period products


  • Free wifi
  • Free use of computers
  • Book borrowing including large print and audiobooks
  • Ebooks, eAudio, eMagazines and eNewspapers
  • Online resources and digital services 
  • Printing and photocopying from library computers or your own device - black and white and colour A3 and A4
    • wireless printing - print and pay from your phone, tablet or laptop
  • Scanning
  • Maps (modern and historic)

Also available:

  • Free charging points for phones or other devices
  • Newspapers
  • Study space
  • Children's library area
  • Games / board games
  • Advice, information and signposting
    • we refer people to various council services and partner organisations depending upon the enquiry
  • Hearing loop
  • Meeting room
  • Litter picking hub
  • Pay by card

Central Library has a large reference collection and specialist enquiry team. It also has a large number of specialist local history collections and resources.

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Car park at the library, including disabled spaces: Civic Centre East visitors car park

By bus

Bus information


Civic Centre

Oystermouth Road



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Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Phone number

01792 636464
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