Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Hayle Library and Information Service

Hayle Library and Information Service is managed by Hayle Town Council, supported by Cornwall Council.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all libraries, the mobile library service, the Education and Early Years Library Service and Information Service sites are now closed and non-operational. This includes reserving books online. Library members who have books or other materials on loan should keep them at home. They can be renewed as many times as needed online, but all overdue charges will be waived during this time.
The libraries team are currently looking at how it can support the most vulnerable customers. Cornwall Library members can access a wealth of online reading, eBooks, Audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, comics and eGraphic novels using the online library 

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Monday 9:30am-5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:30am-5pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm



  • Wheelchair access to the main entrance (automatic doors).

Payments for Council services such as Council Tax or Business Rates are taken during opening hours at this location, please have your bill to hand.

For your convenience there are a range of PayPoint and Post Office sites that accept both cash and card payments, with most Post Offices still accepting cheques at no extra cost.  Your account will be updated overnight and many PayPoint stores have longer opening hours, often including weekends, offering greater flexibility and choice. Head over to My area to see which facilities are available to you more locally.

Should you prefer to pay online, please use the links below:

  • Computers with internet access
  • Free WiFi available
  • Community and wildlife reading garden overlooking the Hayle Pool Bird Reserve, open for all to use
  • Newspapers - West Briton, The Hayle Times, Western Morning News and The Cornishman
  • Self Service (staff available to help if required)
  • Scanning, printing and photocopying
  • 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 during normal opening hours.
  • Tourist Information available.
  • West Cornwall Empowering Independence Service - Every Monday between 1.30-3.30pm (no need to book an appointment just drop-in) Or contact Information / Advice Line on 07710709527 (Lines open 9am–noon Mon -Fri)
  • Recycling bags and boxes - this Library and Information Service does not hold stocks but we can order on your behalf or you can order direct using the using our request recycling equipment / recycling containment online form.
  • Computer volunteer available on Mondays from 2pm-5pm, booking required.
  • Who Dares Works for us available every other Monday between 1.30-3.30pm. They provide support to help people get back on the path towards work, education or training. 
  • Action on Hearing sessions on the 1stMonday of each month from 10am-12pm. The session includes: Have your hearing checked, get advice on hearing equipment & find out about support in your local area.
  • Computer classes for beginners
  • Special events - we have a wide range of events taking place in libraries including author talks, drop-in events and much more.
  • Reading groups that can be found throughout Cornwall.
  • Action on Hearing sessions on the first Monday of the month 10am to midday. Sessions include hearing checks, advice on hearing equipment and finding support in the local area.

All children's activities at Hayle Library and Information Service are being put on hold until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

  • Storytime sessions every Friday at 3:45pm  for children of infant and junior school age (4-12 years).  
  • Lego club every other Friday at 3.45pm - includes Lego and a story.
  • Bookstart Rhymetime every Wednesday there are two sessions (10am until 10.30am) and (11am until 11.30am).