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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Jubilee / Bank Holiday Closing



The library will be closed for a time over the Jubilee and June Bank Holiday period. Please note down in your diaries that we’ll close at 4pm on Wednesday 30th May and re-open at 10am on Wednesday 6th June. 


We hope you all have fun celebrating the Jubilee and sorry for any inconvenience caused by closure.