Support the Old Library

Support the Old Library

The Old Library Eastville

Charity and Not-for-Profit

About Us

The Old Library is a place for all of us, for the community, by the community.

The Old Library, Eastville, is a volunteer, resident run community space for the South Lockleaze & Purdown neighbourhood, providing a multi-use space, cafe, lounge, playground, edible garden and computer access space with events, activities and workshops run and managed for the local community, by the community.

The Eastville Library was closed in March 2016, after council budget cuts saw the space not viable for the council to continue. The space was put up for a Community Asset Transfer, and a number of residents set up the South Lockleaze & Purdown Neighbourhood Group to take on this building for the benefit of the community. Taking on the building as of May 2016, the SL&P group have pulled together a fantastic team of local people & gained amazing support from the wider Bristol community, and are transforming the Old Library into a space that all of us can use, be involved in and drive from the community upwards, not the other way around.

Want to get involved? Please contact us at to get onto the contact list, let us know how you can help or what you want to see, and keep up to date by checking out the Old Library website!

Why we're raising money

We created a space that brings people and families together through a community led and run project, that promotes the things our community wants and needs. The Old Library is in a unique position as a gateway to Purdown, and the community have come together to create something amazing, unique and to be proud of: a hire space for workshops & activities, a community kitchen/cafe with seating (and tasty coffee!), workshops, crafts, quiz nights, music, book clubs, a repair cafe, and more! We aim to make our events, activities, and hires as affordable as possible, though any donations towards our running costs are greatly appreciated!

Where can you find us?

The Old Library
Muller Road

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