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.

There are five public access computer terminals (2 hours free for library members and half an hour for visitors without their home library card).

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).


Hayle library stocks the latest fiction and non-fiction books, talking books and DVDs.  There is a hire charge for all audio-visual items, although talking books are available for free to people with sight problems.

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: OneClick digital for borrowing e-audiobooks, Borrowbox for e-audiobooks and e-books, Zinio for e-magazines, Pressreader for e-newspapers and e-magazines, 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

Storytime (and Lego Club)

‘Storytime and fun session’ is a free event every Friday from 3.45pm – 4.45pm for children aged between 3 – 8 years.

Every other Friday a Lego Club is held.  There will be a story and then a Lego session making creations linked with the story.

Bookstart & Rhymetime

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.  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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