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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Submission dates: 20th Feb –  21st April

Writing Competition:
Lands end – a piece of creative writing reflecting contemporary life
in Cornwall

Judges – Katrina Naomi, Des Hannigan & Linda Cleary.
Prose, poetry, fiction & non-fiction entries welcome.
750 word limit,
Age range 16-21.
£100 1st prize;
£75 2nd prize;
£50 3rd prize;
+ a year’s library membership & a slot in the 2018 Pz Litfest for the winners.