Penzance Library and One Stop Shop

Information about Penzance Library and One Stop Shop.

Opening hours 

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DayTimes
Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

 

Cash, cheque and card payments are taken during normal opening hours.

You can use the links below to make an online payment:

  • A Council Tax Advisor will be available on Tuesdays only between 9am–1pm and 2pm-5pm.
  • We no longer have specialist advisors at the Penzance One Stop Shop.  For help with your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support query, please go to view our benefits pages or email benefits@cornwall.gov.uk or call 0300 1234 121.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau - Drop in session 

    every Thursday 10-1pm.

  • Every Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30pm (no need to book an appointment just drop in). 
  • Stonham Byan Cornwall County-Wide Housing Related Information/Advice Line: 01209 719182 or 07710709527 (Lines open 9am-noon Mon-Fri) email: stonhambyan@homegroup.org.uk
  • Computer classes for beginners
  • Proper Job help for job seekers
  • Readers' groups - group meet on the second Wednesday in the month, 2:30pm-4pm. Contact the library one stop shop for more details. 
  • Special events - we have a wide range of events taking place in libraries including author talks, drop-in events and much more. Find out if there are any special events taking place in a library near you. 
  • Penzance Library has a comprehensive collection of Art books and exhibition catalogues.  The collection has an equal emphasis on Cornish and World Art and includes many rare and limited edition items. The art books available for loan are within the main library on the ground floor along with all of our Cornish art collection. The reference only general art books are located on the first floor in room 1.05 and are accessible from 9am to 12 noon Monday to Friday. Outside of these times, the room may be in use for wedding ceremonies so please check with the library using the contact number on this page if you are making a special journey to view this part of the collection. Alternatively, if there is a specific book that you wish to view please let us know and we will arrange for it to be available for you

  • Stock at St Ives Library reflects the modern schools of art featured at the nearby Tate of the West. It includes works on photography, fashion and design, and extensive information on the St Ives artists.