Truro Community Library

The management of Truro Community Library has been transferred to Truro City Council as part of Cornwall Council’s Devolution Programme, which is helping councils and communities take over local ownership, management and control of services. Cornwall Council continues to support the City Council to deliver the local service. Truro Community Library customers will still be members of the Cornwall Library and Information Service and will be able to borrow from the Cornwall-wide stock of books, CD’s and DVD’s, as well as having access to online newspapers, e-magazines, eBooks and computers.

Opening hours from 1 October 2019

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DayLibrary Hours
Monday 9:00am-5pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5pm
Thursday 9:00am-5pm
Friday 9:00am-5pm


Lobby service:

  • 9:00am-10am
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm


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
  • 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
  • 16 Computers with internet access
  • Community Garden at rear of building- read a book, have a drink from the café, or just sit and enjoy the space
  • Free WiFi available
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Microfiche/Microfilm reader
  • National and local newspapers
  • The Library subscribes to 'Which' magazine
  • Self Service (staff available to help if required)
  • Scanning, printing and photocopying
  • 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 the following times: 10.00am to 12 noon and 2.00pm to 4.00 pm.
  • Computer buddy - this library has computer buddies available on Thursdays and Fridays between 10.30am and 12.30pm 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 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. 
  • 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 Sessions for under-fives incorporating Bookstart Rhymetime - Mondays 2pm-2.30pm and Wednesdays 10am-10.30am.

Useful Links

Truro Library Facebook page