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Newquay Library and Information Service

Newquay Library and Information Service is managed by Newquay 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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Monday 9.30am-5pm
Tuesday 9:30am-5pm
Wednesday 9.30am-5pm
Thursday 9:30am-5pm
Friday 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 9:30am-5pm - Library only (Information Service closed)


  • There is no free customer parking.  The nearest pay and display parking is Manor Road Car Park. Disabled parking is available in Manor Road Car Park.

  • Harbour Housing runs a surgery every Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am. The service provides a signposting service to support individuals with independent living skills and self-management of health and well-being. 
  • 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.
  • Citizens Advice Cornwall - Citizens Advice have drop-in sessions bi-weekly on Thursdays between 10.00am-12.15pm.
  • Cornwall Hospice Care Community Services are available on the second Thursday  of each month.
  • PensionWise visits Newquay Library on Fridays (appointments only). Please ring 0333 3442480 for an appointment.
  • Seagull proof bags are available at £3.50 each. The reusable bag will hold three black rubbish bags.
  • We have a small stock of recycling sacks and boxes available. Recycling bags and boxes can also be ordered direct using the request recycling equipment / recycling containment online form.

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.

  • Computer classes for beginners
  • Reading groups
    • Newquay Readers’ Group meets in the library on the first Friday of the month, 3pm-4pm. Come along for a friendly and informal discussion, tea and biscuits. Each month we cover a new book and we try to provide for all tastes. So, whether you are looking for something new or just want to share your favourite book, come along and join in this free event. All are welcome. 
    • Newquay U3A Readers’ Group meets on the last Friday in the month from 2pm
  • 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.
  • Craft Corner - We host a weekly Craft Corner for adults at Newquay Library: A drop-in group for adults to knit, crochet, stitch and chat in a friendly environment, FREE! Tea or coffee and biscuits available for a small donation. Every Thursday 10am-11.30am
  • Book Sale - Regular book sales of ex-library stock from the first Monday of every month for one week. Fiction, non-fiction, audio books or DVDs available for a small charge. 

  • Family storytime - Join in with rhymes and songs, listen to stories, get crafty.  Every Tuesday at 10.30am-11am (term time only).  Little ones up to 4 years old.  Free.
  • Duplo Stay and Play from 11.00am-11.30am every Tuesday (term-time only).
  • Lego Club Tuesdays during term time 3.30pm-4.30pm for Primary School Age children only (ages 4-11)
  • Our homework club runs during term time every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (3pm-5pm) and Saturday (10–1pm).  Open to all school age children and is run on a non-supervised drop-in basis. Children are able to use the PC’s for free, free Internet, limited free photocopying and printing. The study area space upstairs is free to use if needed and library assistants are available to help.
  • Our Bookstart Rhymetime sessions are free for babies, toddlers and their carers, every Friday 10:30am-11am (term time only). Sing-a-long to your favourite rhymes, make a noise with the instruments, join us for some fun!!! Little ones up to 4 years old, free. Check out the books, sing songs and have a chat.

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