Penrith Library

Library re-opened in August 2020

We are pleased to confirm that we reopened on Monday 10 August 2020.

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

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

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

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

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.

St. Andrew`s Churchyard, Penrith, CA11 7YA


Regular activities at this library 

Adult Reading Group meets on the second Thursday of every month 7pm to 8.30pm

Penrith Junior Book Club  meets on a Tuesday once a month from 4pm to 4.45pm (Term time only)

Baby Bounce and Rhyme - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am and 11am each session 20 minutes (Term time only)

Lego Club meets once a week on a Thursday 4pm to 4.45pm (Term time only)

More information on current events in Eden 

Library facilities 

Penrith Library Facebook Page


Finding the library, parking and access
LocationDisabled AccessCar ParkingBusesTrains
Just off main streetYes Disc, disabled and charged parking nearbyHalf hourly service from Carlisle and regular service from Keswick, Cockermouth and Workington                Regular trains from Carlisle