A rich resource for research, or a place to borrow the latest novel

The Morrab Library. Photo by Glyn Richards.The Morrab Library is an independent library established in 1818, housed in a Victorian mansion in the beautiful Morrab Gardens in Penzance, Cornwall. We hold over 40,000 books on floor-to-ceiling shelves as well as archives and a rich photographic collection.

We are currently commissioning our new extension bringing us much-needed extra storage space as well as a new home for our photographic archive.

We are open Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.

 01736 364474

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Easter Hours & World Book Night Events

EASTER HOURS:
Please note that the Library will close at 4pm on Thursday 17th April and re-open after the Easter weekend on Tuesday 22nd April at 10am

WORLD BOOK NIGHT:
To celebrate World Book Night on Wednesday 23rd April the Morrab Library will be giving away 100 free books between 12.00 and 3.30pm. Come along and collect your book and take a look at a selection of interesting and unusual books that will be on sale.

At 2.30pm local author Mark Penrose will launch his book “Apologise Later ” – a biography of Hollywood actor Robert Newton, who grew up in West Cornwall.

Hope to see you!

A4 World Book Night 23 April copy