St Austell Library

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

The Library has now resumed its usual opening times and services. 

We will still ask customers to be Covid courteous and use the hand sanitiser available on entry.

St Austell Library will be closed for essential maintenance works on Monday 26th February.

Opening hours

Day  Times 
Monday  9am-5pm 
Tuesday  9am-5pm 
Wednesday  9am-5pm 
Thursday  9am-5pm 
Friday  9am-5pm 
Saturday  10am-1pm 

St Austell Library has ten public computers available for 45 minute sessions.

There will be some limited study space available.


Monthly newsletter

Sing and Shake sessions for 0-4yrs. Booking in advance only
(Please note this is online only booking. Places are limited. To book up to a week in advance please visit

Mondays: 2:00pm to 2:30pm and Wednesdays: 9:30am to 10:00am

Story Time and Duplo for 0-4yrs. Booking in advance only.
(Please note this is online only booking. Places are limited. To book up to a week in advance please visit

Fridays: 10:00-10:30am


  • 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


  • 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)

Council payments and services

  • National Concessionary bus pass applications are quick and easy to apply for online.  
  • Recycling bags and boxes can be ordered online. Please use the request recycling equipment / recycling containment online form.
  • Council Payments. Payments for Council services cannot be taken at this location. This includes Council Tax or Business Rates. However there are a range of PayPoint and Post Office sites that accept both cash and card payments. Most Post Offices still accept cheques at no extra cost.  Your account will be updated overnight. Many PayPoint stores have longer opening hours, often including weekends. This offers 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:

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