Ambleside Library

Opening hours, facilities and activities available at Ambleside Library.

Library facilities

The library provides:

  • browsing and borrowing
  • computer access
  • printing
  • loanable storysacks
  • loanable dementia bags
  • reading group loans
  • disabled access - the ground floor of the library is fully accessible by wheelchair users
  • toilets

Reading group

Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7.15pm.

If you're not a member of a reading group and you would like to set one up, you can contact the Reading Group Loan Service.


Browse activities available at this library

How to get here

Buses are frequent and stop opposite the library.

Nearest train station is Windermere, 4.3 miles away.

Car parking pay and display to front and rear.  Free on-street, one hour disc parking, free disabled parking.

Login to your library account

Here you can search the catalogue, view your library account and renew items.

If you're not a member, you can apply for a library membership.

Books that can help with your health and wellbeing

Books can be recommended by GPs or other health professionals from the relevant Reading Well list.

Reading Well for mental health books are available at Ambleside library.

The books can be borrowed and requested free of charge.

Read more about this scheme and health and wellbeing support at our libraries.


Ambleside Library
Kelsick Road
LA22 0BZ
United Kingdom


This building has disabled access on the ground floor of the library, it is fully accessible by wheelchair users.

Opening times

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

This library is closed on public and bank holidays.


Ambleside Library