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St Austell Library

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

The majority of Cornwall’s libraries will continue to waive any overdue charges until further notice, but please check with your local branch to confirm.

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St Austell Town Council is delighted to announce that St Austell Library will partially re-open on Monday 6 July 2020 as a “click and collect” service. 

This will allow customers to make reservations online and pick up their books from the library at a convenient time. Books can also be dropped off at the same time.   

In order to ensure that the library is Covid19 safe for the public and staff, this service will operate out of the foyer only.  The area will be cleaned regularly with clear instructions on how to pick up and drop off the books.  There will be plenty of signage both inside and outside of the library to help keep everybody safe. 

The anticipated times to pick up and drop off books, Monday to Friday are: 

  • 9.30am to 11.30am (Surname A-L)
  • 2.30pm to 4.30pm (Surname M-Z) 

(Flexibility around these hours can be arranged by separate negotiation). 

From 1 September one computer will be available for 45 minute sessions between 9.00am and 4.00pm. Booking is essential by contacting  Or by calling 0300 1234 111 and asking for St Austell Library.

Please check St Austell Town Council website for up to date opening hours.

Monday 9.30am-11.30am, 2.30pm- 4.30pm 
Tuesday 9.30am-11.30am, 2.30pm- 4.30pm 
Wednesday 9.30am-11.30am, 2.30pm- 4.30pm 
Thursday 9.30am-11.30am, 2.30pm- 4.30pm 
Friday 9.30am-11.30am, 2.30pm- 4.30pm 
Saturday Closed


  • 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
  • 10 Computers with internet access
  • Browse our Performing Arts collection for music, theatre, dance, film and drama
  • Fax machine available for public use.
  • Free WiFi available
  • National and local newspapers
  • The Library subscribes to 'Which' magazine
  • Microfilm/microfiche reader 
  • Scanning, printing and photocopying
  • Self Service (staff available to help if required)
  • National Concessionary bus pass applications are quick and easy to apply for online. 
  • Recycling bags and boxes can be ordered direct using our request recycling equipment / recycling containment online form.
  • Council Payments - Payments for Council services such as Council Tax or Business Rates cannot be taken at this location, however 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.

    Should you prefer to pay online, please use the links below: