Reserve Store

Reserve stock collection at store

The reserve stock is made up of the following:  

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  • over 50,000 non-fiction books, selected for their content and long-term value
  • over 4000 fiction titles, including literary classics and works of lasting importance
  • foreign novel reserve, including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and some other European languages   
  • junior fiction reserve, a small collection of chiefly junior classics
  • Cornwall Centre lending stock comprising an extensive loan collection of titles on topics relating to Cornwall

All titles are available for loan and are listed on our library catalogue. These books cover all subjects and provide an invaluable resource for researchers and students. The stock has been collected over many years and is continually being extended and updated.

The collection is situated at Library Headquarters, Unit 17, Threemilestone Industrial Estate, Threemilestone, Truro. Telephone 01872 324652 or  01872 327992. Or email

Customers can visit this collection at any time between 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday when our experienced staff will be happy to help. 

Foreign novel reserve covers titles in the main European languages including French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and some Chinese.

A small collection is available for loan in many branches. A central back-up collection is also available at our Reserve Store.

Bilingual picture books for children are available in branches in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu and some other languages.