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Penzance Library and Information Service

Many of Cornwall’s Libraries will be open during this current lock down by welcoming you at the door with a click and collect service. Order your books online, then go to your nominated library to collect them from the lobby or entrance. You can also return items as well. Regular library activities such as story-time sessions will have to wait until we can fully reopen. Please keep an eye on our social media posts and publicity. 

Please note that not all services and facilities are available.  Some libraries are  able to offer 30 minutes of computer access for essential use during the lockdown. Please check with your local library before making a special journey.

All online services continue. These include:

Those who use the Information Service for payments and council enquiries should continue to use:

  • paypoint facilities
  • online options
  • telephone options

The Information Service remains closed. The click and collect service is only for library books.

This branch and the majority of Cornwall’s libraries will continue to waive any overdue charges until further notice. Please check with any other branch to confirm.

Monday 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 12 noon


For your convenience there are a range of PayPoint and Post Office sites that accept both cash and card payments, with most Post Offices still accepting cheques at no extra cost.  Your account will be updated overnight and many PayPoint stores have longer opening hours, often including weekends, offering greater flexibility and choice. Head over to my area to see which facilities are available to you more locally.

  • We no longer have specialist advisors at the Penzance Library and Information Service. For help with your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support query, please go to view our benefits pages, contact benefits online, or call 0300 1234 121.