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Barton Community Library

Opening hours, contact details and more information about Barton Community Library.

Barton Community Library is a first for Oxfordshire Libraries. It is being delivered in partnership with Oxford City Council and the Barton Neighbourhood Association. The project is funded by developer contributions.

The library is co-located with the Barton Neighbourhood Centre. Other tenants and services provided by the centre include a GP surgery, a food bank, a youth centre and a café.

It opened at the end of October 2019. All the library resources are open when the Community Centre is open. We continually seek additional volunteers to help and deliver additional activities such as rhymetimes for babies, storytimes for children and code clubs. The Community Library Manager works closely with the manager of the Neighbourhood Centre to develop this new facility and recruit volunteers to help while the Community Centre is open.

Barton Community Library has soft seating available to encourage parent/child reading. You will find a range of books for children, families and adults tailored to the local community, and access to the full Oxfordshire Libraries catalogue online. Customers can issue and return books themselves using the self-service machine. Library users can access online collections of eMagazines, eBooks and eAudio, available from anywhere with internet access for free. Audiobooks on CD, DVDs and Large Print books will only be available on request from other libraries (for a small charge). Residents will be able to pay charges by card only, except for printing/photocopying which will need to be paid in cash and will be collected by library volunteers. There is free computer access and public Wi-Fi available.

Customers can join online at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraries by selecting ‘Apply to join the library’. The library card can be collected from Headington Library, a 20-minute walk or a short bus journey from Barton. If they are already a library member, they can use their library card at any of the Oxfordshire Libraries including Barton Community Library. A wider range of library services is available from Headington Library.

Opening hours
Monday 9.30am - 12pm and 12.30pm - 3pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 6pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 12pm and 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Friday 9.30am - 2pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

This library is closed on bank holidays.

Services and facilities

  • Free wi-fi
  • Computers and Internet
  • Printing and copying
  • eBooks and eAudio
  • eNewspapers and eMagazines

Adult and children’s books.

Accessibility and access

  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilet
  • Automatic door
  • Ramped access

Getting here


Barton Neighbourhood Centre
Underhill Circus

Contact us

01865 762867 (Headington Library)

Online services