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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 events page.

Bookbug Sessions – 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 – Children’s Lego Club each Wednesday at 15:30 – 16:30 and Adult Lego Club each Tuesday, 12:00 – 14:00

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.

Gaelic Children’s Story Corner – Every Friday 11:15 to 11:45

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

Check our YouTube for author visit recordings including 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. Explore our special collections

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.

Visit the Scottish Coworking Network for more information and prices.

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