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Truro Library

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all libraries, the mobile library service, the Education and Early Years Library Service and Information Service sites are now closed and non-operational. This includes reserving books online. Library members who have books or other materials on loan should keep them at home. They can be renewed as many times as needed online, but all overdue charges will be waived during this time.
The libraries team are currently looking at how it can support the most vulnerable customers. Cornwall Library members can access a wealth of online reading, eBooks, Audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, comics and eGraphic novels using the online library 

Online library pages

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Truro Library is managed by Truro City Council, supported by Cornwall Council.

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 £1.4m 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.
  • 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:

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