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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POSTPONED: Christmas Party

Dear Members,
Unfortunately, it looks as though the weather has foiled us again. More very strong winds and unpleasant conditions are forecast tomorrow evening, just as our Christmas Party was due to start, and there is every chance that the council will close the gardens. So it is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to postpone the festivities.
We will now try again on the afternoon of Saturday 15th December from 2.30 to 4.30pm. Unfortunately, due to the change of date, the Buccas Four will not be able to join us, but we shall retain the festive cheer! Please do spread the word to other members who may not have internet access. We hope to see you then.
There is also a small risk that the gardens will not re-open first thing Saturday morning as the winds subside. We will keep you posted via email and social media on Saturday morning, as soon as we know the situation. But if you were planning to attend the Ukulele workshop, or visit the Library, it may pay to phone ahead to see how things stand.
We can only apologise for the inconvenience this causes – we are at the mercy of the Council and their decisions around public safety in the Gardens.
With very best wishes,
The Committee and Library staff