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St Ives Library and Information Service

St Ives Library and Information Service is managed by St Ives Town Council, supported by Cornwall Council.

Opening hours

Day Times
Monday 9:30am-4.00pm
Tuesday 9:30am-4.00pm
Wednesday 9:30am-4.00pm
Thursday 9:30am-4.00pm
Friday 9:30am-4.00pm
Saturday 9:30am-4.00pm



  • The nearest car park is the Station car park and St Ives bus station at the Malakoff. No parking nearby.
  • Wheelchair accessible with a lift to the first floor


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Rhyme Time – Wednesday 10:45am to 11:15am 30 minutes of songs and stories for children and their carers

Craft Hive – second Friday of the month 11am to 1pm, £3, bring along your crafty work in progress and enjoy a cuppa and chat

CAB – every other Tuesday 10am-12:30pm

Art Club – Saturday 10am-11am, 11:15am-12:15pm, £6, Each week, led by art teacher Peach, a new artist will be explored and with that new materials and techniques in a space that allows the art club members to try things with no expectations or outcomes.

Book a place at St Ives Library Art Club

Council payment 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:
  • Seagull proof bags available for £5.50 each. The reusable bags will hold three black sacks of rubbish
  • We work closely with the St Ives Archive. This holds information on every aspect of the town in: newspaper articles, maps, legal documents, correspondence, catalogues, books


  • Self Service (staff available to help if required)
  • 4 Computers with internet access - available for 1 hours sessions
  • Scanning, printing and photocopying
  • Baby changing facilities

Meeting rooms

St Ives Library has a number of hireable spaces. Visit St Ives Town Council website to find out more and book.   

Useful links

The rooms are available during library hours for

  • meetings
  • conferences
  • training events

To book a room please contact the staff at St Ives Library for a booking form.


Greta Williams Community Room £10.00 per hour (£5.00 for local community-based groups and educational courses) Minimum payment of £10.00

All day charge of £60.00 (£30.00 for local community-based groups and educational courses)

Small Meetings Room £6.00 per hour (£4.00 for local community-based groups and educational courses)

All day charge of £40.00 (£20.00 for local community-based groups and educational courses)

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