About Dunstable's New Library




A brand new library opend to the public in Dunstable on Monday 3 June. It will be a large, bright and airy open-plan space that will have something for everyone.  There are zoned areas for different activities including space to relax, read or study, a children’s zone and new facilities for teenagers.

The library also offers access to computers and iPads with free Wi-Fi. There will be a host of new activities for both children and adults on offer as well as long opening hours.

Regular Activities for Children

Children's MakerSpace
Monday to Friday. 10am to 3pm. Just drop in to create, design and play. (Term time only)

Sensory Sessions for under 5's
Monday and Thursday. 11am to 12pm. Join us for a fun time with our lovely new sensory equipment. (Term time only)

Toddler Tales for under 5’s
Tuesday. 10am to 10.30am. Drop in and join us for a story. (Term time only)

Mega Blocks and Duplo fun!
Wednesday: 10am to 12pm. What will you build? (Term time only)

Minecraft Club
Wednesday: 4pm to 5pm. Drop in and discover a whole new world. (Term time only)

Rhymetime for under 5’s
Friday: 10am to 10.30am. No need to book just call in and join in with some fun songs and rhymes. (Term time only)

Lego, Duplo & K’nex fun!
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 3pm. Calling all would be engineers! Drop in and build with our great construction toys.

Regular activities for adults

Coffee Morning
Tuesday: 10am to 12pm. Call in and get to know your new library!

Tea, Coffee and Chat
Wednesday: 2pm to 3.30pm. Drop in and say hi, choose some books and stay for a chat.

Colour-me-calm
Friday: 10.30 to 12pm. Join us and forget about your worries with some calming colouring.

Knit & Knatter
Friday: 2pm to 3pm. Bring your friends or make new ones and have a good natter while you knit.

Opening hours
The new library will be open 6am to 10pm during the week and 7am to 9pm at the weekends.  Library staff will be available to help you from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. The rest of the opening hours will be self-service. Please see below for a daily breakdown of the opening hours.

Monday:
6am to 9am Self-Service
9am to 6pm Staffed hours
6pm to 10pm Self-Service


Tuesday:         
6am to 9am Self-Service
9am to 6pm Staffed hours
6pm to 10pm Self-Service

Wednesday:   
6am to 9am Self-Service
9am to 6pm Staffed hours
6pm to 10pm Self-Service

Thursday:         
6am to 9am Self-Service
9am to 6pm Staffed hours
6pm to 10pm Self-Service

Friday:       
6am to 9am Self-Service
9am to 6pm Staffed hours
6pm to 10pm Self-Service

Saturday:         
6am to 9am Self-Service
9am to 6pm Staffed hours
6pm to 10pm Self-Service

Sunday:     
6am to 9am Self-Service
9am to 6pm Staffed hours
6pm to 10pm Self-Service

During the self-service hours staff from the Leisure Centre will be on hand to help with the self service machines - however customers wanting to join the library or with account enquires will need to come to the library during normal staffed hours.

Library computers will be available:
Monday to Friday from 6am until 5.45pm, and 6pm until 9.45pm,
Saturday and Sunday from 7am until 3.45pm, and 4pm until 8.45pm.

Printing
will initially only be available during staffed hours.