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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Grand Summer Raffle

There’s a hint of summer in the air, and we’re once again holding our Grand Summer Raffle. Last year’s was a brilliant success, and we’re hoping to repeat that triumph with another, to be drawn at our Summer Fete on 16th June. We’ve again managed to get some fabulous art prizes, the first being an original Kurt Jackson oil painting. Second prize is an oil painting of a local scene by Ann Bull, third a piece of Norman Stuart Clarke Glassware, and fourth is a framed print by Ken Symons. There will also be plenty of other smaller prizes to be announced on the day. All the prizes are currently on display in the library, so do take a look next time you’re in, and don’t forget to pick up a ticket or two, or more! They’re just a pound each, so well worth the small investment. If you’d like to be extra supportive, we’d welcome more ticket sellers, so if you’re passing, and think you can sell some, pick up a few raffle books and alert your pals! All money rasied will go to the library.