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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Just a short, and slightly overdue post to say how much we all enjoyed hosting events for the Penzance Literary Festival last week. It was super to see the library full of people and the talks and other events we hosted were interesting and inspiring. Thanks to all who came and listened, who delivered talks and showed lovely pictures and who volunteered sitting on the door taking tickets – full round up and requests for feedback available through the lit fest’s website: http://penzance-literary-festival.org.uk/