Carlisle Library

Library to re-open in August 2020

We are pleased to confirm that we will be opening on Monday 10 August 2020.

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers we will have new Covid-secure measures in place and our opening times and offer will be slightly different.

To welcome you back to our library buildings, Library Hosts will greet you on arrival and explain the new arrangements.

There will be clear signage throughout our buildings to help everyone find their way around safely and hand sanitisers will be located at the entrance and exit points.

Not all of our usual activities will be available, but there will still be plenty of resources available for customers to enjoy.

If you can't wait, our online services continue to attract more and more people, and all library members can get free access to a whole host of online benefits including e-book and e-magazines whilst the The Library Edit highlights some of the best websites and online resources - all chosen by library staff, and helpfully grouped by theme, so if you have not tried them don't miss out.

11 Globe Lane, Carlisle CA3 8NX


  • Adult Reading Groups - 1st Monday of every month 2pm to 3pm, 3rd Thursday of every month 3.30pm to 4.30pm  
  • Toddler Time - Every Monday 9.30am to 10.30am (term time only)
  • Baby Bounce - Every Tuesday 10.15am to 10.45am (term time only) and every Wednesday 2.00pm to 2.30pm (term time only)
  • Lego Club - Every Thursday 4.00pm to 4.45pm (term time only)
  • Rhyme Time - every Tuesday 10.15am to 10.45am and 11.15am to 11.45am (term time only) 
  • Coding Club - meets every Saturday 2pm to 4pm 
  • Family History Group - meets on the second Monday of every month 10am to 12pm 
  • Learn My Way Group Sessions - Introduction to the Internet every Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00am to 12.00noon.  Booking Essential
  • Stories with Maureen! - Storytime for under 5s. Every Saturday 10.30am to 11.00am
  • Saturdays@11 - Drop in craft activities for all.  Saturday 11.00am to 12.00noon
  • I.T. Taster Sessions - available covering everything from setting up an email address, surfing the net, online shopping and internet security. Please phone to book a place. 01228 227321
  • Meeting Room available - seats 12 comfortably in boardroom style. Prices contact Carlisle Library

More information on current events in Carlisle

Disabled toiletYes
Baby changingYes
PhotocopierYes
ScannerYes
FaxYes
PrintingYes
LaminatingNo
Coffee machineNo
Meeting roomYes
Credit/Debit card payment facilityYes
ShopNo
WifiYes
General customer parkingNo
Disabled customer parkingNo
Induction loopYes
Exhibition spaceYes
Book drop return box (for use during closed hours)Yes
LocationDisabled AccessCar ParkingBusesTrains
Town centreYesLanes Car Park and others.Regular bus service to shopping centreCarlisle Station 10 minutes walk


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