Fowey Library and Information Service

Information about Fowey Library and Information Service

We know there has been concern recently around the future of Fowey Library and want to reassure residents that no decision has been made at present to close the current building. We are committed to working with communities to protect library services where possible, but in these challenging financial times we, like all local authorities throughout the UK, have some tough decisions to make when faced with massive cuts in funding from central government. As a result we’ve been working with groups across Cornwall to transfer the day to day running of libraries to local communities and are currently working to find a solution in Fowey to ensure residents can access library services in some form.

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



  • Wheelchair access (to the main entrance which has automatic doors)
  • The library has its own large car park with over 20 spaces. There are no designated disabled spaces.
  • Lift to the first floor meeting rooms. 
  • Accessible toilets

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

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

  • Self Service (staff available to help if required)
  • Computers with internet access
  • Free WiFi available
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Meeting room for hire - meeting room seats 26 people. There is also a fully equipped kitchen. Cost is £20 per session, morning or afternoon. Contact the library to enquire about availability.
  • National Concessionary bus pass applications are quick and easy to apply for online.  If you do not have access to the internet they can be processed Monday to Friday during normal opening hours.
  • Council payments taken - Cash, cheque and card payments taken during normal opening hours
  • Home Library Services - the RVS deliver books to anyone who finds it difficult to get to the library for any reason, whether on a temporary or long-term basis. We can choose books for you and they will be delivered once a month when the previously loaned books will be collected.
  • We have a small amount of stock of recycling sacks and boxes available from this Information Service but cannot guarantee availability but we can order on your behalf or you can order direct using our request recycling equipment / recycling containment online form.
  • Seagull proof bags available at a cost of £3.50. Each bag will hold three black rubbish sacks.
  • Quiller Couch collection
  • Bookstart Rhymetime - Thursdays 10am to 12noon.
  • Computer Buddy is available on Fridays from 10am to 11.30am.
  • The Fowey History Group meet on the third Friday of the month 2pm-4pm. They also deal with any family history questions and can be contacted care of Fowey Library.  A local group of people exploring various aspects of local history including holding exhibitions from time to time.
  • Fowey Readers’ Group meets on the last Friday of each month from 10.30am-11.30am. We have various reading groups throughout Cornwall.  A lively, friendly group reading a book each month to discuss at the next month’s meeting.
  • Lego Club on Tuesdays 3.30-4.30 (term time only) For 5-11 year olds.  Choose a theme for each week and let your imagination run free!
  • 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.
  • Chiropodist 9.30-1.30 alternate Thursdays.  Book an appointment with Trevor Johnson on 07790383750.
  • Bowen Therapy 1-4.45 every Thursday starting 5th April  Book an appointment with Rebecca via staff at Fowey Library for non-invasive, complementary therapy, targetting certain points on the body with gentle rolling movements to help it balance, repair and reset itself.