Hayle Library

Commercial Road, Hayle TR27 4DE

Temporary Opening Hours:

Monday 9.30am – 5.00pm (closed 1pm – 2pm)
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 9.30am – 5.00pm (closed 1pm – 2pm)
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm (closed 1pm – 2pm)
Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Hayle Library
Telephone: 0300 1234 111

Remember it is FREE to join the Library (just bring your proof of address). Please pop along to meet the friendly team – they can help with all types of enquiries.

Facilities – Please note due to current restrictions some of these services may not be available, please check in advance.

Hayle Library is open for full browsing, and click and collect is still available.

There are three public access computer terminals available for 60 minute sessions, one of which is attached to the scanner, and printing is available.

We have a computer volunteer on a Monday afternoon that can help with various computer issues eg helping to fill out a form, create an e-mail address, learn to surf the internet, learn about social media to name just a few. Contact a member of staff at the library (details above) if you are interested.

Printing/photocopying for A4 in black and white (10p per page) or colour (50p per page) and A3 in black and white (20p per page) or colour (£1 per page).

Scanning is available.

We subscribe to the ‘Which’ Magazine.

We ask that all customers please wear a face mask and sanitise their hands on the way into the building to keep everyone as safe as possible.


Hayle library stocks the latest fiction and non-fiction books, audio books and DVDs.

There is a free home library service for elderly and housebound people, whereby books are chosen, delivered and collected once a month. If you know someone who would benefit from this service please contact the library (details above).

Library members can have up to six free online reservations at any one time (£1 per reservation carried out by a member of staff, although free for children).

Many online resources are available:  Comics Plus for e-comics, Borrowbox for e-audiobooks and e-books, Zinio for e-magazines, Pressreader for e-newspapers and e-magazines, and Medici.tv for classical mucic, opera and dance videos, to name but a few.


If visitors bring their home library cards they are entitled to the same concessions as residents at any English Library.  Visitors with cards can join the library as a temporary borrower and can borrow books, DVDs and talking books. Just bring in proof of address from back home.

Free Parking

Free parking is available in the library car park and on nearby streets.

Disabled Access

There is wheelchair access.

Activities for Children

*Due to current restrictions, Storytime and Rhymetime will not be running. This will be reviewed in January 2022*     

Storytime (and Lego Club) is a free event every Wednesday from 3.45pm – 4.45pm for children aged 4 years and over.

This will take place indoors, there are limited places, so please book through the Hayle Library Facebook page or pop in to speak to a member of the team.


There are two sessions on a Wednesday morning: one at 10.00am and the second at 11.00am for little ones aged between 0 – 4 years.
This has now been moved indoors for the winter season, please note that numbers are limited due to the available space. To book a place, please contact the library through the Hayle Library Facebook page, or pop in and speak to one of the team.
These are both free and are great activities for small ones and a nice way for adults to meet others who care for small ones.

Adult Activities

U3A Writing Group

Meets every other Thursday at 10.00am at the Hayle Day Care Centre.  It is a very entertaining and interesting group and new members always welcome. If you would like to join this group please contact John Jansen on 01736 755148.

Town Council Sites/Services

Hayle Town Council manages Hayle Community Centre, Hayle Outdoor Swimming Pool, Lethlean Lane Allotments, Public Conveniences, Hayle Recreation Ground, King George V Memorial Walk, Jubilee Path, The Millpond (not the play area), The Plantation and other small pockets of green land. Find out more

Report to Cornwall Council

Report a problem/ask a question concerning the following: Housing, benefits, council tax, street lights, highways/footpath issues, general planning issues, waste collection, fly-tipping, street trading, licensing, environmental health, parking, fire safety. Find out more

Council Corner News

Published in the bi-monthly Hayle Pump Newsletter
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