New library opening times

On Monday 28 November 2016 the opening times changed at libraries in East Sussex. The list below shows the new hours for each library.

To see details about the facilities, contact details and map for each location, select the library name below.

Battle Library

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am to 4pm
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm
Thursday: 11am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Bexhill Library

Monday: 10am to 1pm
Tuesday: 10am to 4pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm to 5pm
Thursday: 11am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Crowborough Library

Monday: 12.30pm to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 2pm
Thursday: 11am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Eastbourne Library

Monday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm
Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Forest Row Library

Monday: 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm
Thursday: 2pm to 5pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am to 1pm

Hailsham Library

Monday: 12 noon to 5pm
Tuesday: 12 noon to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Hampden Park Library

Monday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 1pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Friday: 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm

Hastings Library

Monday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm
Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Heathfield Library

Monday: 10am to 1pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2pm to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm

Hollington Library

Monday: 10am to 1pm
Tuesday: 10am to 4pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 1pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm

Langney Library

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2pm to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 1pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Lewes Library

Monday: 10am to 2pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Mayfield Library

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2pm to 6pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am to 2pm

Newhaven Library

Monday: 10am to 1pm
Tuesday: 10am to 4.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 4.30pm
Friday: 1pm – 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm

Ore Library

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12.30pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm

Peacehaven Library

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Pevensey Bay Library

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
Friday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 1.30pm

Polegate Library

Monday: 12.30pm to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 1pm
Friday: 10am to 1pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Ringmer Library

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday: 10am to 12 noon
Thursday: 2pm to 4pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am to 12 noon

Rye Library

Monday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm
Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Seaford Library

Monday: 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm
Thursday: 11am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm

Uckfield Library

Monday: 10am to 1pm
Tuesday: 10am to 4.30pm
Wednesday: 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm

Wadhurst Library

Monday: 2pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm

Willingdon Library

Monday: 10am to 1pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm
Friday: 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm

Online services

There are no changes to the online library service, which allows members to renew loans, access ebooks and e-audiobooks and a range of free online reference material 24 hours a day.

Members and non-members will still be able to make enquiries online or by phone.

Mobile library

There are no changes to the mobile library stops or timetable.

Activities and events

There may be some changes to regular activities in some libraries. You can find the information for specific libraries on the individual library pages, or by visiting your local library.

Library services for people with disabilities

We offer services for people who have problems with sight or hearing, learning disabilities, or difficulty getting to the library. See library services for people with disabilities.

Why opening hours have changed

The council needs to make savings of more than £70 million by March 2019. This includes a savings target of £2 million in the library service.

Following a consultation earlier in 2016, we have reduced opening hours across our 24 libraries by around 25% on average, to save around £500,000 a year.