St Austell Library

The management of St Austell Library has been transferred to the Town Council as part of Cornwall Council’s Devolution Programme, which is helping councils and communities take over local ownership, management and control of services. Cornwall Council continues to support the Town Council to deliver the local service.  St Austell Library customers will still be members of the Cornwall Library and Information Service and will be able to borrow from the Cornwall-wide stock of books, CD’s and DVD’s, as well as having access to online newspapers, e-magazines, eBooks and computers.  The Information Service in St Austell will continue to be operated by Cornwall Council in Penwinnick Road

Information about St Austell Library

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



  • On-road parking bay at the front of the library and two disabled spaces in the staff car park at the side of the library. There is also a Pay and Display car park at Polkyth, a couple of hundred yards away.
  • Disabled access is at the front of the building
  • Accessible toilet
  • Computer classes for beginners
  • Readers’ groups - Most groups are full but contact the library if you would like to be put on a waiting list for the library-based groups until a place comes up. We can also help people to set up a new group in the community. We have other readers' groups that can be found throughout Cornwall.
    • Family History Research – 1st and 2nd Thursday in the month 11:00 to 15:00. Booking essential, please contact the library for further information
    • Friday Group - meet in members' homes
    • Ghost Group - meet in members' homes, dates vary
    • Gorran Group - meet on the first Tuesday of the month in members’ homes
    • Knit & Stitch Group – 1st Wednesday of every month – 10:00 to 13:00. No need to book in advance just turn up, all abilities and stitchers very welcome!
    • Mevagissey Group - meet on the last Monday of the month (+ week if bank holiday) in members’  homes
    • Mevagissey WI Group - meet on first Tuesday of the month in members’ homes
    • Probus Group - meet on first Wednesday in the month
      Roseland Readers Group - meet monthly in members' homes on Thursday evenings
    • Roseland U3A Group - meet on third Wednesday of the month in the afternoon in members’ homes
    • Saturday Group - meet in the library on the first Saturday of the month, from 10am-11am
    • Thursday Group - meet on third Thursday of the month, 2pm-3pm in the library
    • Tuesday Group - meet on first Tuesday of the month, 2pm-3pm in the library
    • Ukulele tuition for beginners. Booking essential, please contact the library for further information.
    • Wednesday Groups - two groups; one meets on the first Wednesday in the month, 5:30pm-6:30pm, and the other on the last Wednesday in the month, 2:30pm-3:30pm in the library.
  • 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.

  • Bookstart Rhymetime and Baby Bounce for children aged 0-3 years. Mondays 2pm-2.30pm (term time only)  and Wednesdays 9.30am-10am.
  • Lego Club – every Wednesday afternoon for ages 4-12yrs – 15:45 to 16:45. Booking essential, please contact the library for further information