St Ives Library and One Stop Shop

Information about St Ives Library and One Stop Shop

Opening hours:

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DayTimes
Monday 9:30am-5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:30am-5pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

 

 

  • The nearest car park is the Station car park and St Ives bus station at the Malakoff. No parking nearby.
  • Wheelchair accessible with a lift to the first floor
  • Accessible toilets on each floor

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

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

  • Applications for a National Concessions Bus Pass can be processed during normal opening hours during the week and Saturdays by appointment only.   
  • Council payments taken during normal opening hours.
  • Cornwall Carers Service drop-in session on last Monday of every month to answer questions and offer information about help and support available to carers
  • Europe Direct information on living, working or studying in other European Union countries 
  • Recycling bags and boxes - this One Stop Shop doesn’t hold stocks of recycling equipment / recycling containment but we can order on your behalf or you can order direct using the using our request recycling equipment / recycling containment online form.
  • Seagull proof bags available for £3.50 each. The reusable bags will hold three black sacks of rubbish.
  • Family and local history group - Help and guidance available to support your search for your ancestors with free Internet access to Find my Past.  Family History is every Friday 10.30am–12noon. Volunteers available to help.
  • Friends' groups - FOSIL (Friends of St Ives Library) organises regular library events and activities, annual subscription £5.00
  • St Ives Poetry Workshop third Friday of each month 1.30pm-3.30pm.
  • St Ives Poetry Circle - Poetry for Pleasure meets every first Friday of each month 1.30pm-3.30pm.  All welcome to attend. Bring a favourite poem to read or just come and listen.
  • Readers' groups:
    • Coffee and Crime meets second Monday of the month 11.15am-12.15pm (staff led) meets in Greta Williams Community Room.
    • Dead Choughed meets every third Monday of the month 11.15am-12.15pm, meets in Greta Williams Community Room.
    • U3A readers' circle We meet every fourth Monday 11.15am-12.15pm. We are a lively group currently numbering 12 but happy to welcome more members. We have diverse tastes and each member gets a chance to suggest our next read , please contact the library for further details and dates.
  • Yoga classes - Iyengar yoga 'drop-in' classes every Monday mornings 9:15am-11am and every Wednesday 9:15am-11am.

    All welcome. Please bring a mat and blanket. Adults £7.00. For more information, please telephone Ann Nicol on 01736 793849.

  • Arts Award Supporter
    If you’re aged 7-25 and you’re already doing an Arts Award at school or an Arts Award centre, then we can help.  We offer:

    • Support with your arts research (forget Google and try books! We have a great collection of books about art, theatre and dance)
    • A chance to exhibit your work in our exhibition space
    • Children’s book group for 8-11s – share your favourite writers
    • Volunteering opportunities for 14+ with Summer Reading Challenge
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme - Free, for babies and toddlers every Wednesday from 10.45am-11.15am. Come and sing along with your children/grandchildren. All welcome. Find out what Bookstart and the library can offer you and your baby. 
  • Chatterbooks Book Group for children  on the second Wednesday of each month at 3.45pm-4.30pm
  • Lego Club – St Ives Library Lego Club is on the second Monday of the Month at 3.45pm – 4.45pm. It is free and all primary school aged children are welcome.

  • Stock at St Ives 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. 
  • 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 Library subscribes to a number of Art and Craft magazines.