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St Austell Library

Information about St Austell Library

Opening hours:

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


Upcoming bank holiday 
(we are closed on the following date)
Monday 30 May - Spring bank holiday

  • 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
  • Community coffee mornings - Quarterly coffee mornings with advice sessions from various community organisations. Contact the library for dates and details
  • Proper Job help for job seekers
  • 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.
    • 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 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
    • 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 
  • Storytime for children 3-7 years. Includes a craft activity. Tuesdays 4pm-4.30pm (term time only). 

St Austell Library

2 Carlyon Road
St Austell
PL25 4LD

0300 1234 111
Renewals Line 0845 607 6119

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In an emergency, access to this building outside normal opening hours is controlled by Kestrel: 01209 313125