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St Austell Library

Information about St Austell Library

Opening hours

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm


On Saturday 19 April there will be no Wifi or public access computers available, this is due to a system upgrade.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Upcoming Bank Holidays, we will be closed on:

Friday 18 April - Good FridayMonday 21 April - Easter MondayMonday 5 May - Early May bank holidayMonday 26 May -Spring bank holiday

In the case of an emergency outside of the above opening hours please phone Kestrel: 023 8086 5658.

This is a self-service library. Staff are available to help you with your reading choices or if you wish to make an enquiry.

All Cornwall libraries can provide information on living, working or studying in another European Union country.

  • On-road parking in a 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

Beginners Computer Lessons

We run Beginners Computer Courses at selected Libraries.  If you would like to attend just ask in your local library.

Bookstart Rhyme Times

For children aged 0 - 3 years. Bookstart Rhymetime sessions are every Wednesday from 9:30am - 10:00am and Mondays (term time) 2:00pm

Community coffee mornings

Quarterly coffee mornings with advice sessions from various community organisations. Please contact the library for dates and details.

Readers’ groups:

  • 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
  • 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 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Thursday Group - meet on third Thursday of the month, 2:00pm - 3:00pm in the library
  • Tuesday Group - meet on first Tuesday of the month, 2:00pm - 3:00pm in the library
  • 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.

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. 

As well as groups in the St Austell area we have a number of readers' groups that can be found throughout Cornwall.


  • Every Friday, 4:00pm; for children 2 - 7 years - this storytime session continues throughout the holidays
  • Tuesdays, term-time only, 2:00pm - 2:30pm, for children 18 months+.

St Austell Library

2 Carlyon Road
St Austell
PL25 4LD

0300 1234 111
Renewals Line 0845 607 6119

Your library account

library account - Reserve or renew books online

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