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Liskeard Library

Liskeard Library has temporarily moved to Luxstowe House, Liskeard. Luxstowe House can be found at Greenbank Road, PL14 3DZ

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.

Monday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday Closed



As the current library building is in need of refurbishment, Liskeard Library has temporarily moved to Luxstowe House to allow for this work to take place. Once this refurbishment has been completed, the Library will return to Barras Street. Both the temporary and newly refurbished library will have staff on hand to help customers.

Planning permission has been granted to a local community group RIO to continue the library service and to carry out significant refurbishment of the building. We see this partnership with RIO as a positive move. The residents of Liskeard will have a fully renovated library building that is more accessible but more importantly safeguarded for the future.

For more information about Rio, please visit the Rio website or the your ideas website.

At Luxstowe temporary library you will be able to:

  • Access around 1,600 books which will include a good selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Please note: some items showing as ‘in stock’ at Liskeard Library are being stored off site. If reserving this stock there may be a delay of approximately 2-3 days before the items are ready for collection
  • Use a “click and collect service”- Customers will be able to reserve books and other resources from the online library catalogue and collect from the temporary library. If it’s more convenient, customers can choose an alternative collection site when making a reservation on-line.
  • Access free Wi-Fi and computers. Printing, Photocopying and Scanning available
  • Use the Library self-Service kiosk to borrow, return and pay library charges.
  • Download free Audio and EBooks from the temporary library or at home.
  • The temporary library will have staff on hand to help customers.
  • The temporary library at Luxstowe is unable to offer letterbox book drop off service out of opening hours from 1 April. The Barras St. Library letterbox will be sealed from 1pm on Saturday 30th March.
  • Newspapers available - The Western Morning News and Cornish Times
  • The Library Microfilm is currently located in Liskeard Museum for the duration of the building works.
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible library
  • 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 stock of recycling sacks and boxes available from our Information Service.  Although we can’t 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
  • Bookstart Rhymetime runs every Thursday from 10am for toddlers and 10:30am for babies. From Thursday 28th March the Bookstart Rhymetime sessions will be temporarily held in the Liskeard RIO building 26 Fore Street, PL14 3JB.
  • Storytime for Under 5s is held in the temporary library – 2.30pm every Thursday