Brighton has several libraries in and around the city, most of them having an area just for kids. Its main one, Jubilee Library, is in the centre of the city, and is very popular with Brighton's families. It's the fifth most visited library in the country! All the libraries offer free use of computers, with some providing extra protection especially for the young user. Look out for the various activities and special events for children at Brighton's libraries, which can also be found in our What's On section.
Whilst borrowing books is free, there is a small charge for borrowing CDs and DVDs. However, there may be concessions for those on benefits. Anyone can join a library as long as proof of address is provided.
Opening times vary so please check with each library before visiting
COLDEAN, Nr BRIGHTON
Newly opened in 2008 with a welcoming children's area.
Stories, art and singing session every Thursday for pre-school age children. Term time only. 9.30-11am. Free. Baby Boogie sessions held every 1st Monday during term time at 9.15 - 9.45 am.
Baby boogie sessions are held every 4th Thursday of the month from 10.15 - 10.45am.
As well as a kids' section there are regular Baby Boogie sessions held on every 2nd Thursday of the month from 10.15 - 10.45am.
This 100 year old library has benefitted from recent work to make it fully accessible and has baby changing facilities.
Free Storytime sessions held every Friday at 10.15am. Rock and Rhyme Sessions for the under 5s held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10.15am. Baby Boogie sessions held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 10.15am and 12 noon.
This popular new modern library, which has now won 14 awards, opened in 2005 and is Brighton's largest library. Look out for free Storytime sessions every Wednesday at 10.15, for the under 5s. Chatterbooks sessions for children aged 7-11, every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 3.30pm - 5pm. Baby Boogie, every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10.15am and 11.45am. Saturday Dads sessions, every 2nd Saturday from 10.15 - 10.45am.
Mile Oak Library
Provides holiday activities for kids.
The mobile library stops at various places within the city. It has books for children and babies.
A recently refurbished library offering kids' books, CDs and DVDs. Free use of computer.
Stories, Art and Singing sessions every Tuesday during term time at 10am. Baby Boogie is held every 4th Tuesday from 10.15 - 10.45 am.
Look out for the Baby Boogie sessions, held every 2nd Tuesday from 10.15 - 10.45 am.
Baby Boogie sessions held every 3rd Tuesday from 10.15am - 10.45 am. The Portslade Children's Centre which is located inside the library provides family activities and offers family advice and support sessions.
ROTTINGDEAN, Nr BRIGHTON
As well as the library there is the Grange Art Gallery and a small gift shop.
Baby Boogie sessions held every 2nd Monday from 10.15am - 10.45am.
Situated in Saltdean Community Centre, in the same building as the Lido.
Baby Boogie sessions held every 1st Tuesday of the month from 10.15 - 10.45 am.
Baby Boogie sessions held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2.15pm - 2.45pm.
This is also home to Brighton's toy library. Children can borrow toys, puzzles and games and some musical instruments as well as books.
Baby Boogie sessions held every 1st Tuesday at 10.15 - 10.45am. Play sessions held every Thursday from 2pm - 3.30pm.