Penrith Library

Opening hours, facilities and activities available at Penrith Library.

Library facilities

The library provides:

  • browsing and borrowing
  • request service
  • loanable storysacks
  • loanable dementia bags
  • reading group loans
  • computer access
  • printing
  • toilets
  • in person activities and events
  • hearing aid batteries
  • disabled access

There's library staff onsite.

Reading group

The reading group meets every second Thursday of every month from 7pm to 9pm.

If you're not a member of a reading group and you would like to set one up, you can contact the Reading Group Loan Service.


We offer a range of events across our libraries, such as author talks and learning events.

To browse or book, search our Westmorland and Furness Eventbrite page


Browse activities available at this library

Books that can help with your health and wellbeing

Books can be recommended by GPs or other health professionals from the relevant Reading Well list.

Reading Well collections available at Penrith library:

  • Reading Well for mental health
  • Reading Well for children
  • Reading Well for teens
  • Reading Well for dementia
  • Reading Well for long term conditions

The books can be borrowed and requested free of charge.

For more information read our health and wellbeing support page

Login to your library account

Here you can search the catalogue, view your library account and renew items.

If you're not a member, you can apply for a library membership.

How to get here

Buses run every half an hour from Carlisle, there's also a regular service from Keswick, Cockermouth and Workington.

Trains run regularly from Carlisle.


Penrith Library
St Andrews Churchyard
CA11 7YA
United Kingdom


This building has disabled access.

Opening times

Monday: 9.30am to 6pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 6pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 5pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 4pm

This library is not open on public and bank holidays.


Penrith Library