St Mary's Library is a fantastic community facility located on Porthcressa seafront on the Isles of Scilly.

It is easy to join and membership is free.

Visitors to the islands may also take out a temporary membership during their stay.


Please remember that St Mary's Library is the only place you can hand deliver post for the Council of the Isles of Scilly. Please hand it to one of our staff or put it in the post box in front of the Library desk. Please do not hand deliver post to any other Council buildings.

Opening times

Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4.30pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Contact us

Call 01720 424499 or email You can also find out more about our events at our Facebook page

Facilities (charges may apply)

  • 2 public access computers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Printing in black & white and colour (A4 & A3)
  • Colour photocopier (A4 & A3)
  • Laminating (A5, A4 & A3)
  • Guillotine available for use
  • Tea and coffee

Disabled Access

  • Parking available at the front of the library
  • Automatic doors
  • Lift access to first floor
  • Accessible toilet for users of the library

Regular Events and Activities

  • Computer support (small fee) every Thursday, 10am to 12 noon
  • Story time, songs and crafts for the under 5s, monthly