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Launceston Library and Information Service

Launceston Library and Information Service is managed by Launceston 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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DayTimes
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am-5pm
Wednesday 9:30am-5pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

 

The Launceston Registration Office is located in the Launceston Library/One Stop Shop. View the Launceston Registration Office opening hours. Please note: these are different to the Library and Information Service opening hours.

  • We have a car park outside with a disabled badge holder space  
  • Main entrance has automatic doors
  • Accessible toilets

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:

  • 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.
  • We have a small amount of stock of recycling sacks and boxes available from this One Stop Shop. We cannot guarantee availability but we can order on your behalf. Alternatively you can order direct using our online form
     
    Request recycling equipment / recycling containment
     
  • Seagull proof bags available at a cost of £3.50. Each bag will hold three black rubbish sacks.
  • Computer classes for beginners
  • Reading groups -There are a number of reading groups in and around Launceston who use the library to get recommendations and sets of books. 
  • 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.
  • Bookstart Rhymetime - join us every Friday morning during term time only. Combined session for toddlers and babies : 10.00-10.30am.
  • Storytime - join us every Tuesday 10.00 - 10.15am during term time only. Followed by Duplo Club 10.15 - 11.00am. Free of charge and no need to book.