Brighton and Hove City Libraries

Jubilee Library
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The Brighton and Hove Library Service is made up of 14 libraries across the city - placing libraries at the heart of the community.

Jubilee Library is an ultra-modern, award-winning building, is the city’s largest and 2nd most visited public library in the country, it opened in 2005.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Monday 10am-7pm
Tuesday 10am-7pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Admission charges


Additional info

Books for loan, including fiction, non-fiction, a large print section, and a reference collectiom

Free information and enquiry service - using book and internet resourced materials

Designated film area with DVDs for hire, covering all genres including world cinema

CDs, audio books and language courses for hire

Special collection of adult graphic novels

Music scores and tutor books

Community information

Local studies for loan and reference

Rare books and special collections

Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender collection

Essential skills collection

Careers and job seekers reference sources

Newspapers and periodicals

A Booklover Store with many unusual book-related gifts

Conference Rooms for hire

Independently owned Cafe Bar, serving a wide range of drinks, sandwiches cakes and snacks . Located on the groundfloor at the front of the library.

Rare Books and Special Collections:

Over 50,000 Rare Book Volumes and Manuscripts - with items ranging in date from 13th century through to 20th century.

The Wolseley Collection - Archived collection of the Wolseley family - a prominent Victorian family and their various collected documents. Thesen iclude notebooks, collected pamphlets, scrapbooks and military notes.

The Hove Roll of Hounour - A collection of municipal war records, photographs, and emphemera of service personnel who lived in Hove and died fighting in the First World War.

Local Street Directories - including Kelly's and Pike's.

Local Photographs and Postcards - Over 1000 local images in our photographic and postcard archive collections.

Local and National Newspapers - Available on microfilm and elibrary.

Various Backdated Periodicals - including 'National Geographic', 'New Statesman' and many more.

Collection details

Archives, Film and Media, Photography, World Cultures, Personalities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
The Hove Roll of Honour

Visit and use the Hove Roll of Honour

  • 4 August 2014 — 10 June 2019 *on now

The Hove Roll of Honour is a collection of municipal war
records, photographs and ephemera of service personnel
who lived in Hove and died fighting in the First World War.

There are 6 volumes of collected records and 5 Volumes of
collected photographs - over 400 images and a
WW1monument in Hove Library foyer, a large brass plate
with 631 surnames and initials.

Join the Special Collections Membership Scheme (free). For
more details visit Alternatively speak to
member of staff or email:


Hove Library
182-186 Church Road

Services and facilities




Brighton and Hove City Libraries
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street





01273 290800

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