Looe Library and Information Service

Looe Library Refurbishment

Looe Library and Information Service is now closed for refurbishment. The library formally closed to the public on 1 July. The works are due to be completed by 20 October 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Mobile Library Service

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There will be regular visits to the town by the mobile library service every four weeks, beginning on 8 July, with further visits scheduled for 5 August , 2 September and 30 September. On these days the mobile van will be parked at the small car park allocated to library users at the Millpool between 9.30am and 10.15am.  It will then move to Barbican Road for 10.40am where it will remain until 11am. Customers will also be able to borrow at least 30 books during the closure period and continue to have access to the RVS home library service.

There will also be a staffed ‘Click and Collect’ service based in the Millpool Centre on Tuesday and Thursday starting from Tuesday 9 July between 11am and 1pm. This will allow customers to collect reservations they have made. Customers can also collect reservations from the mobile van when it visits. If they miss the mobile their reservations will be taken to the Millpool Centre for collection on the allocated days.

The management of Looe Library and Information service has transferred to the Town Council as part of Cornwall Council’s Devolution Programme, which is helping councils and communities take over local ownership, management and control of services. Cornwall Council continues to support the Town Council to deliver the local service. Looe Library customers will still be members of the Cornwall Library and Information Service and will be able to borrow from the Cornwall-wide stock of books, CD’s and DVD’s, as well as having access to online newspapers, e-magazines, eBooks and computers.

The library is currently closed for refurbishment

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am-5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:30am-5pm
Friday 9:30am-1:30pm
Saturday 10am-1pm



  • Main entrance has automatic doors
  • Lift to the first floor
  • There is limited free customer parking available, alternatively the nearest pay and display car park is at Millpool

Cash, cheque and card payments are taken during normal opening hours.

You can use the links below to make an online payment:

  • 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
  • Recycling bags and boxes - we have a small stock of recycling bags and boxes available from this Information Service.  Although we can’t guarantee availability 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
  • Councillor's surgery here, every Friday, 10am-1pm
  • Computer classes for beginners
  • Knitting club - Knit 'n' Natter Group here every Thursday 2pm-4pm.
  • Reading groups. Three readers' groups, ask at the library
  • 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.
  • Storytime for Young Children on Saturdays 10:30am 
  • Bookstart Rhymetime – every Friday morning 10am - 10.30am Free. For babies, parents, friends and families. Have fun, sing, chat, share.