Mobile Library

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


The mobile library provides a library service to rural areas in Cornwall where there is no static library or micro library. In line with Government guidelines, and to protect our staff and our customers, we encourage you to sanitise your hands and wear a covering when visiting the mobile library.  To help keep everyone safe we will limit two customers browsing aboard the van at any one time.

Customers can now board the mobile library and browse the library stock, and can also continue to order books online by browsing the online library catalogue.

Order a book via the online catalogueYou will be notified once they are ready for collection, but please note that your reserved items will then be ready for collection at your next regular mobile library stop.

Please continue to check this page before your visit in the event that there are any changes. 

If you cannot find your stop or if you need further information please call us on either

  • 07837 815942
  • 07967 340910
  • 07925 360554

Or you can call 0300 1234 1111 or email libraries@cornwall.gov.uk

Due to unforeseen circumstances the mobile library will not run Thursday week 4 or Friday week 4 (Friday is postponed until Friday 10th December). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

West Cornwall timetable 

  • Week 1 timetable (December 2021 to March 2022)
    includes Gweek, Constantine, Budock Vean Lane, Mawnan Smith, Treverva, Rame, Penmarth, Stithians, Ponsanooth, Frogpool, Playing Place, Carnon Downs, Penpol, Feock, Restronguet Point, Flushing, Mylor, Cosawes Park, Perranwell, Lanner, Gwennap Pit, St.Day, Carharrack, Twelveheads, Chacewater, Blackwater, Mount Hawke, Porthtowan, Illogan, Rose, Goonhavern, Trispen, Probus, Tregony, Ruan Highlanes, Tresillian and Threemilestone.
  • Week 2 timetable (December 2021 to March 2022)
    includes Tresowes, Breage, Porthleven, Nancegollan, Crowan, Black Rock, Bolenowe, Carnkie(Redruth), Portreath, Lizard, Ruan Minor, Ponsongath, Coverack, Rosenithen, St Keverne, Porthallow, Tregarne, Gillan, Manaccan, St Martin, Newlyn, Lamorna, St.Buryan, Treen, Sennen, Crows an Wra, Pendeen, Zennor, Newmill, Long Rock, Lelant, Nancledra, Ludgvan, Marazion, Rosudgeon, Germoe, Relubbus, St.Erth, Gwinear and Angarrack.

East Cornwall timetable 

  • Week 3 timetable (December 2021 to March 2022)
    includes St Germans, Kingsand, Crafthole, Downderry, Seaton, Looe, Marshgate, Crackington Haven, Canworthy Water, Week St Mary, Whitstone, Morwenstow, Marhamchurch, St Breward, Polyphant, Egloskerry, Truscott House, North Petherwin, Box, Boyton, Treburley, Gunnislake, Calstock, Honicombe, Lower Metherell, Bathpool, Pensilva, Quethiock, St Dominic, St Mellion, Cargreen, Landrake, Menheniot and East Taphouse. 
  • Week 4 timetable (December 2021 to March 2022)
    includes Polperro, Brentfields, Pelynt, Lanreath, Lanteglos Highway, Polruan, Luxulyan, Trethurgy, Mevagissey, Heligan, Gorran Haven, Sticker, Grampound, Coombe, St Stephen-in-Brannel, Foxhole, Whitemoor, Roche, Tregonetha Green, St Merryn, Porth, Crantock, Cubert, St Newlyn, Pedna Carne, Indian Queens, St Tudy, Boscastle, Tintagel, Delabole, Polzeath, Rock, Nanstallon, Lanivet and Bugle.

The Roseland timetable

Fowey and Padstow timetable

Padstow - The mobile library will stop in the Link Road car park. The service will be available every 4 weeks on the following Mondays. Please check the webpage regularly as dates and times may be subject to change.

  • Monday 13 September 10.30am and 11.30am
  • Monday 11 October 10.30am and 11.30am
  • Monday 8 November 10.30am and 11.30am
  • Monday 6 December 10.30am and 11.30am

Fowey Micro Library is located in the Squires Field Community centre.

The library will be open between 2pm and 4pm every Tuesday.

Please note;

  • The times of stops are subject to change
  • You can use your library card to borrow items from any mobile or branch library.
  • You can return items to any mobile or branch library by using the self-service kiosk or handing to the mobile library assistant.

Find out more details about our Home Library Service

Where's my nearest library?

You can view an alphabetical list of your local library to see if there is a branch library or micro library near you. Or enter your postcode on the my area page.

Our Home Library Service is for anyone who is unable to use the library.  They may have a disability, long-term illness or caring responsibilities which make it difficult for them to get out. Home Library Service volunteers will bring books and other materials to your home. This is if you are not able to get into a library yourself because of restricted mobility.

Cornwall library online

  • As a Cornwall Library member you can access eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines online for free.  
  • Log on to your library account to reserve or renew books
  • Find out about our Library services
  • Access our online reference library
  • Virtual browsing – see our list of recommended sites that can help you choose what to read next.
  • Take a look at our Facebook page to listen to some recommendations from Cornwall Library staff.

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