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 temporary membership during their stay.

Please be aware that there will be changes to the library opening hours over the next few weeks whilst we are recruiting new staff. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Contact us

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


  • 2 public access computers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Printing in black & white and colour (A4 & A3)
  • Colour photocopier (A4 & A3)
  • Laminating (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

Regular Events and Activities

  • Computer support (small fee) every Thursday, 10am to 12 noon
  • Story time, songs and crafts for the under 5s, monthly
  • University of the Third Age (U3A) meetings
  • Telling tales: adult storytelling/social event, fortnightly on Thursdays, 2pm to 3pm