Truro Community Library

Information about Truro Community Library


DayStandard Library HoursLobby Service Only*
Monday 9:30am-5pm 8:30am-9:30am
Tuesday 9:30am-5pm 8:30am-9:30am
Wednesday 9:30am-5pm 8:30am-9:30am
Thursday 9:30am-5pm 8:30am-9:30am
Friday 9:30am-5pm 8:30am-9:30am
Saturday 10:30am-4pm 9am-10:30am



* Our lobby only service is funded by Truro Community Library revenue

With our lobby service you can:

  • Return and/or renew your books
  • Take out books from a selection in the quick pick area
  • Have a drink in the cafe
  • Read the day's newspapers
  • Access one of  two 15 minute computers
  • Use a computer to place your own book requests
  • Browse our crime fiction and a selection of general fiction
  • Pay outstanding charges on the self-service machines

Truro Community Library has been fully refurbished with the aid of a £1.4 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

There are three community rooms with a refreshment/kitchen area, available for hire to organisations and community groups.

There is an extended IT suite of public access computers, plus an enlarged junior library with an activities/play area.

  • Lift access to all floors
  • Push button, electric doors with step free access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Applications for a National Concessions Bus Pass can be made on Monday to Friday from 10am to noon and from 2pm-4pm.  Saturdays are by appointment only.
  • A wide range of compact discs including the new Top Chart collections Rock 1 / Rock 2 / Jazz 1 / Jazz 2 / Soul R&B 1 / Soul R&B 2 / Country/Folk 1 / Country/Folk 2
  • Computer buddy - this library has three computer buddies available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am-noon and Monday and Friday between 11am and 1pm to help customers with basic IT queries. This is in partnership with Community Service Volunteers (CSV) and BBC Radio Cornwall.
  • Recycling bags and boxes - this library doesn’t hold stocks but we can order on your behalf or you can order direct using the using our request recycling equipment / recycling containment online form.

Regular events

  • Computer classes for beginners
  • Poetry group - Pop in to “Poetry Drop-in”, second Thursday of the month, 2.15pm-4.15pm. Come along and bring a poem to read - famous, little-known or your own. Drop in at any time and stay as long as you like. No need to read, just listen and enjoy.
  • Readers' groups - A group meet at Truro Library on the first Thursday of the month, 2pm-4pm. All welcome. Come and enjoy an informal exchange of views with other readers. Tea and coffee available. For more information, speak with a staff member in the library. 
  • Writers Group- last Friday of the month, 1.30pm-4.00pm. A group for budding or published writers to come together and share their work and experiences.
  • Home-schooled Group- Tuesdays 10.30am-12.00pm. Group for home-schooled children and their parents/carers, with stories and craft to tie into current topics being studied.
  • We have various reading groups that can be found throughout Cornwall.
  • 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 Coffee Morning - Last Wednesday of every month, 10am-11am.
  • Storytime Sessions for under-fives incorporating Bookstart Rhymetime - Mondays 2pm-2.30pm and Wednesdays 10am-10.30am.