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Opening Times:
  • Mon - 09:00 - 18:30
  • Tue - 09:00 - 18:30
  • Wed - 09:00 - 18:30
  • Thur - 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri - 09:00 - 18:30
  • Sat - 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun - closed
Phone Number:
01349 781370

Inverness Public Library was built as a school, Bell’s Institution in 1841. It ceased to be a school in 1937 and functioned as a courthouse, police station and theatre before becoming a public library in 1980. Customers have access to the lending library and reference room.  Regular activities, exhibitions and author visits.

Library Activities:

Look out for  up coming activities on the library notice boards and Inverness Library Facebook page.

Bookbug Sessions

We are pleased to announce face-to-face Bookbug sessions are back on every Thursday and Saturday morning, 11:15 to 11:45.

Families can also enjoy free live online Bookbug Sessions on our HLH Facebook pages.

Lego Club

Inverness run an Adult Lego Club each Tuesday, 12:00 – 14:00 and Children’s Lego Club each Wednesday at 15:30 – 16:30.

Scrabble Club

Every Monday, 13:30 – 16:00.

Meet the Books

Join UHI for informative presentations and a close up look at Inverness Library’s special collections, including Fraser Mackintosh book collection.

Author Visits

We hold regular author visits. Please Inverness Library Facebook for upcoming events.

Watch Dr Katy Turton’s talk ‘Women of the Revolution‘ at Inverness Library from March 2022.


Inverness Reference Library

Special reference collections – Highland Libraries hold a number of Special reference Collections which represent the unique collections of notable people, the rich culture and history of the Highlands, its places and traditions.

Local History Exhibitions

Research Academic Journal Articles – Free online access to academic journal articles on High Life Highland library computers. Visit your local branch and click the ‘Access to Research’ icon on the library computers’ desktop.


Inverness Library Coworking Hub

All Co-working Hub locations are currently closed and are planned to remain so until further notice. You can register your interest for the waitlist by dropping us an email to [email protected] We hope to welcome you soon!

When you want the features of a professional office but without the commitment of a permanent office space, co-working is the ideal solution.

‘The Scottish Coworking Network’ have established a Coworking business hub in the centre of Inverness aimed at providing local entrepreneurs, freelance workers, sole traders and start-ups with dedicated space to work, meet and collaborate.

  • Coworking in a great central location. Work, meet and collaborate with like-minded people.
  • Open plan work space with break out and meeting facilities.
  • Flexible working with no limits on use and membership on monthly rolling basis.

Visit the Scottish Coworking Network for more information and prices.

Inverness Library Co-working Business Hub

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