Library Barbers


We are an independent barbershop in the heart of Southsea. We offer classic gentleman's grooming services: haircuts, beard trimming and hot towel shaves.


Two options - The Gentleman's Wash Cut: An indulgent shampoo and conditioner, followed by a classic cut, or The Gentleman’s Dry Cut: A traditional dry cut, but please ensure hair is clean and free of product.


Facial fuzz getting messy? Let The Library take the hassle out of grooming. Precision grooming for your beard or moustache.


Try the Library Barbers Club signature Cut Throat, Hot Towel Shave: a luxury service guaranteed to leave you feeling brand new.

  • "I couldn't recommend The Library enough. Relaxed and well presented place, and excellent service. I can go in there confident that Josh is going to ensure I leave with a bloody good haircut, and sound advice on what to do with my hair."

    MyDogSighs / Portsmouth Street Artist

  • "I cannot recommend enough, the high end service that The Library offers is outstanding, the attention to detail and service is amazing. I feel very relaxed when I have my hair cut with Josh, its always a pleasure to see him and he does exactly what I want from a barber, keep up the good work."

    Andrew Pearce / Creatiques Bridal Boutique

  • "I would like to recommend The Boys from The Library Barbers Club Of Southsea, as these gentlemen not only know how to cut hair but also keep their clients coming back for more. With their bespoke approach and detail to each cut, the work that they do is like magic and I for one would sit in there all day and watch these gentlemen work!"

    Ben Clabon

  • "Ryan is a great barber. Gents go get fixed up by this guy, you'll become his regular."

    London school of Barbering

  • "Check out my boy Josh, best barbers in Portsmouth."

    Joel Ward / Crystal Palace & ex-Portsmouth FC footballer

  • "Albert road has an abundance of hairdresser however The Library offers a more unique and personal services than many others in Southsea. The shop itself looks really impressive. I’ve always been really happy with the attention to detail and final cut."

    Stuart Barker / Strong Island





The Library Barbers is owned and run by Josh Carroll-Smith. Josh, who has been cutting hair for eight years, was a Redken Male Expert Regional Finalist 2009, a L'Oreal Mens image Awards Regional Finalist 2009 and was 'Highly Commended' in The News' Hair and Beauty Awards 'Best Gents Barber'. Josh opened the Library Barbers in May 2012 wanting to created a hybrid salon for men. Rustic and warm, like a gentleman's club, yet with all the modern trimmings.
Josh looks forward welcoming you to the club.

        Opening Times


Monday 10am-6pm

Tuesday 10am - 6pm

Wednesday 10am - 8pm

Thursday 10am- 8pm

Friday 10am - 7pm

Saturday 9am - 4pm












Please get in touch


Phone: 02392 816878


Email: thelibrarybarbers@hotmail.co.uk


Facebook: The Library Barbers


Twitter: @librarybarbers


Instagram: librarybarbers


2 Victoria Road South, Southsea. PO5 2DF.