The Library

Established in 2011, The Library Pub is an independent pub and music venue which consists of a ground floor bar, a downstairs bar, and a garden at the rear. The garden also features home cooked food on some nights, Tuesday being a pizza night, and Thursday is Mexican. The music nights are held in the basement bar.

Location and Transport

182 Cowley Road

It is located on the Cowley Road, approximately half way between the O2 and Tesco, on the O2 side of Cowley Road. Gigs are held in the lower bar which is accessed by going through the door at the back of the upper bar and down the staircase.


This is a tiny venue with a lot of stairs, which is cosy, some would say intimate, and anything but accessible. There is a steep staircase up to the entrance and a further staircase down to the lower bar.

Dates for your diary

Coronavirus Update

In these difficult times of a coronavirus pandemic, sickness, self-isolation, and social distancing, gigs and social gatherings are not permitted right now. A lot of performances are being rescheduled for later in the year. If you have purchased tickets online and a gig is cancelled or postponed, the ticket agencies should contact you, usually by email, to let you know, and to arrange refunds etc.

To avoid confusion, we are no longer listing any events scheduled for the next 28 days, and you should regard all gigs listed for April and May as specualtive. We will continue to list events for later in the year, and hope that this crisis clears up soon and restrictions can be safely relaxed or lifted altogether. In the meantime, please keep yourselves, your friends, and your families safe. Our thoughts are with you. Take care of each other.

Thursday 23/04/2020 @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsParallelism Release Party: Bruno Muerte
WHERE: The Library.
WHEN: Thursday 23/04/2020 @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £4.40 from WeGotTickets.
Thursday 14/05/2020 @ 8pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsGrudgewood
WHERE: The Library.
WHEN: Thursday 14/05/2020 @ 8pm.
ADV TICKETS: £4.40 from WeGotTickets.

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Information for Performers

This is one of the most "intimate" venues you will ever play, or to put it another way, it is very small and cozy, and the audience is close enough to lick them (although that isn't recommended).

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