St Austell Library

St Austell Library is managed by St Austell Town Council, supported by Cornwall Council.

Opening hours

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



  • On-road parking bay at the front of the library and two disabled spaces in the staff car park at the side of the library. There is also a Pay and Display car park at Polkyth, a couple of hundred yards away.
  • Disabled access is at the front and side of the building
  • Accessible toilet
  • Computer classes for beginners
  • Readers’ groups - We have a number of library based reading groups. If you are interested in joining, please contact the library direct. We will add your name to our waiting list and  offer you the next available place. We have other readers' groups that can be found throughout Cornwall.
  • Family History Research – First and second Thursday in the month 11am to 3pm. Booking essential, please contact the library for further information
  • Knit and Stitch Group – First Wednesday of every month – 10am to 1pm. No need to book in advance just turn up, all abilities and stitchers very welcome!
  • Ukulele tuition for beginners. Booking essential, please contact the library for further information.
  • O2 Guru – professional assistance each month with Apps, Smartphone, Tablet or Ipad – please contact the library to find out the next available date, booking essential.
  • Action On Hearing Loss drop-in, no appointment necessary, every third Monday in the month – 10am until 1pm
  • Royal British Legion Outreach Sessions drop-in. Information, advice and guidance for serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, veterans and their families. First Wednesday in the month – 1:30pm until 3:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Sing and Shake – Mondays (term time only) for children aged 0-3 years – 2pm until 2:30pm
  • Bookstart Rhymetime – every Wednesday for children aged 0-3 years - 9.30am until 10am
  • Lego Club – every Wednesday afternoon for ages 4-12yrs – 3:45pm to 4:45pm. Booking essential, please contact the library for further information