Redruth Library & Information Service

Redruth Town Council are delighted to announce that the management of Redruth Library and Information Service has transferred to the Town Council as part of Cornwall Council’s Devolution Programme.  The devolution programme is helping councils and communities take over local ownership, management and control of services. Cornwall Council continues to support the Town Council to deliver the local service. Redruth Library and Information Service 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.

Redruth Town Council has retained the same opening hours as Cornwall Council did, but longer term we aim to be more accessible by increasing the opening times. Please take note of different opening hours in between Christmas and the New Year.


 Opening hours  


Opening Times




 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.




 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



• Disabled access is via the main entrance and the library is all on one level.

Council payments taken

Cash, cheque and card payments taken during normal opening hours.

You can use the links below to make an online payment:

•   Pay it - Cornwall Council
•   How to pay your council tax
•   Council tenants - pay your rent using allpay Payment


•   7 Computers with internet access
•   Free Wi Fi available
•   National and local newspapers
•   Scanning, printing and photocopying
•   Self Service (staff available to help if required)


•   Applications for a National Concessions Bus Pass can be processed during normal opening hours during the week and Saturdays by appointment only.
•   Council payments taken during normal opening hours
•   Receipt of Documents - to be forwarded to Council Departments
•   Seagull proof bags available at a cost of £3.50. Each reusable bag will hold three black rubbish sacks

Events and activities

•   Computer classes for beginners
•   Redruth Library Bookworms meet on the third Thursday of the month, 2pm-4pm in the library
•   Redruth Readers meet on the third Thursday of the month, 10:30am-noon.  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.

Children's activities

•   Bookstart Rhymetime sessions for ages 0-5 years and their parents/carers every Tuesday 2pm-2:45pm and every Friday 11am - 11:45am (sessions are cancelled during August).
•    Young Readers Book Club meets monthly on Thursday afternoons from 4:00pm. The group is aimed at age 10 and above. For further details, please contact the Library. 


Contact Us 

Get in touch with Redruth Library & Information Service by phoning Cornwall Libraries on 0300 1234 111
or emailing us at

You can also renew your books online with the 24 hour renewal service on 0845 607 6119, and reserve and renew
for free online using the Cornwall Libraries Public Catalogue.
You will just need the number on the back of your library card (it starts with 28009).


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