Padstow Library

Information about Padstow Library.

We know there has been concern recently around the future of Padstow Library and want to reassure residents that no decision has been made at present to close the current building. We are committed to working with communities to protect library services where possible, but in these challenging financial times we, like all local authorities throughout the UK, have some tough decisions to make when faced with massive cuts in funding from central government. As a result we’ve been working with groups across Cornwall to transfer the day to day running of libraries to local communities and are currently working with various groups in Padstow to ensure residents can access library services in some form.

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



  • Computers and a laptop with internet access 
  • Scanning, printing and photocopying
  • Local newspapers (Western Morning News and Cornish Guardian)
  • Small Meeting Room and Events Room available during library open hours – please ask for details.
  • Reading groups - Teazers readers' book group meet in Padstow Library on the first Monday of each month 2.30pm-4pm. 
  • Computer classes for beginners
  • Knit and Natter - Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Would you be willing to teach others? Or just come for the natter. Every Friday 10:30am, refreshments available
  • 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 and craft session with activities for under-fives and their carers, every Wednesday at 1:30pm during term-time.
  • Bookstart Rhymetime with music and singing for babies and preschool children and their carers, every Monday at 10:30.