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 - Saturday 10am-4pm.

 01736 364474

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

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HIDDEN GARDENS DAY – Saturday 21st May

The first ever Hidden Gardens of Penzance was a brilliant success, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped out – opening their gardens, serving cream teas and dashing back and forth to the shops for supplies.  We’d also like to say thank you very much to the hoards of people who came and supported the event, we hope you enjoyed yourselves.  
The event raised massive £1,130 for the library, which was far more than we expected and very welcome, thank you!