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

Helston Library and Information Service

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 

Online library pages

Monday 9:00am-5pm
Tuesday Self Service (9.00am - 5.00pm) Closed between 1-2pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5pm
Thursday Self Service (9.00am - 5.00pm) Closed between 1-2 pm
Friday 9:00am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

On the Self Service days the building is open however there are no staff on site.  Customers can still borrow and return books via the self-service kiosk.Library members can access the public customers but there is no visitor access available.


  • Level access around the rear of the library to the ramp at the front.
  • Entrance into the library is through automatic doors.
  • There is a disabled parking space to the rear of the building, alternatively there is a public pay & display car park next to the library which has disabled spaces. 
  • There are no public toilets at this library.

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:

  • Baby Rhymetime every Wednesday 11am-11:30am
  • Lego Club every Wednesday 3.45pm – 4.30pm. Suitable for ages 4 – 12yrs.
  • Storytime and craft session on the last Friday of each month at 11am.

We do not hold any recycling containment but we can order on your behalf or you can order direct using our request recycling equipment / recycling containment online form.

Dog waste bags are available at a cost of £1 per bag of 50.

We do not hold any Seagull Proof Sacks, these are available locally at Helston Town Council.