Perranporth Library closes for week-long refurbishment

Perranporth Library is closing for IT work and refurbishment from Friday 5 July to reopen on Tuesday 16 July.

The nearest alternative library is in St Agnes which is open:

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  • Mondays and Wednesdays (9.30am – 5pm)
  • Fridays (3 - 7pm)
  • Saturdays (10am – 1pm)

Alternatively, Truro library is open Monday to Friday (9.30am - 5pm), and Saturday (10.30am to 4pm).

No overdue charges will be added while Perranporth Library is closed.

Residents can also continue to renew and reserve books online at www.cornwall.gov.uk/library.

Perranporth Library was transferred to Perranzabuloe Parish Council in May under an agreement with Cornwall Council.

The arrangement, which is part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme, has meant the library is continuing to provide all the key services essential to a modern library as well as access to a range of Council services.

Perranporth Library is part of the countywide service meaning customers can use their existing library cards to visit, borrow and order books online from other libraries in Cornwall.

Linda Jones, the new Library Manager said: “It’s great to be able to take on the operation of Perranporth Library from Cornwall Council. This is a huge asset for our community and is very well used by all generations.

"The space will be spruced up during the refurbishment with new IT equipment and new carpeting. We are looking forward to reopening soon and helping school children with the Summer Reading Challenge. There will be a proper launch in August and we will publicise this event closer to the time.”

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods, said: “We have worked closely with Perranzabuloe Parish Council to secure the future of Perranporth Library.

“This refurbishment and IT work is needed to keep Perranporth Library up-to-date and meeting the needs of our library users. We apologise for any inconvenience during the closure.”

For more information please 0300 1234111 or email libraries@cornwall.gov.uk. For 24-hour renewals ring 0845 6076119.

Devolved libraries across Cornwall are showing improvements in service with longer opening hours, increased borrowing and more groups using libraries as community hubs.