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Hayle Library and Information Service

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

Cornwall’s Libraries are now able to offer book services again by welcoming you at the door but not any further just yet. Order your books online, then go to your nominated library to collect them from the lobby or entrance. You can also return items, with no fines until 30 September. Regular library activities such as story-time sessions will have to wait until we can fully reopen. They can’t go ahead until it is safe. Please keep an eye on our social posts and publicity.

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All online services continue. These include:

If you’ve been longing for a real book in your lap, come back to us from Monday 6 July, opening days and times will vary. Please see opening times below.

Those who use the Information Service for payments and council enquiries should continue to use:

  • paypoint facilities
  • online options
  • telephone options

These have been in place over the last three months. The Information Service remains closed. The click and collect service is only for library books.

Please check Hayle Town Council website for up to date opening hours.

Monday 9:30am-1.30pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:30am-1.30pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30am-1.30pm
Saturday Closed



  • 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 first Monday of each month from 10am-12pm. The session includes: Have your hearing checked, get advice on hearing equipment and 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).