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 55,000 books on floor-to-ceiling shelves as well as archives and a rich photographic collection.

Our new extension is now complete, 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

enquiries@morrablibrary.org.uk / photoarchive@morrablibrary.org.uk

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Photographic Archive now open Tuesday mornings

Great news! From 1st September the Photographic Archive will be open Tuesday mornings , as well as the usual Thursday mornings.

Run by a team of volunteers, it is open to the general public, at no charge, every Tuesday & Thursday morning from 10am until 1pm. Come and browse the extensive photographic collection and check out the progress on our digitisation project.

For more information on the Photo Archive please visit the Photo Archive page on our website.