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Opening Times:
Collect and Return Opening Hours
  • Mon - 10:00 - 12:00; 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - 10:00 - 12:00; 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed - 10:00 - 12:00; 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thur - 10:00 - 12:00; 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri - 10:00 - 12:00; 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - CLOSED
  • Sun - CLOSED
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  • Mon - 09:00 - 18:30
  • Tue - 09:00 - 18:30
  • Wed - 10:00 - 18.30
  • Thur - 09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri - 09:00 - 18:30
  • Sat - 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun - Closed
Phone Number:
01349 781370

We are delighted to announce that we’re starting to bounceback and Inverness Library will re-open on the 27th of July 2020 for “Collect and Return.”


The safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers is very important. We’re reintroducing library services gradually, following public health advice. We know that one of the joys of libraries is being able to browse our shelves, however we must put your safety first which means that we are only able to offer ‘Collect and Return’ at present to ensure that items have been properly quarantined and sanitised.

‘Collect and Return’ will run from selected libraries whilst we prepare our other libraries for reopening. To use Collect and Return:

  • Phone or e-mail one of the listed libraries to request specific titles or ask staff to choose a selection of items based on your interests
  • Staff will then contact you to arrange a date and time for you to come and collect your items, and return any you have at home

Please note that we are currently unable to transfer stock between libraries, so the item/s must be in stock at the library you want to collect it/ them from. You can view our online catalogue here: https://hlh.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME

You don’t need to make a special trip to return your items if you aren’t collecting others at the same time, as we’re renewing all loans automatically.

To use Collect and Return, please contact Inverness Library by telephone or Email to arrange a visit.

Inverness Library contact:

Phone: 01349 781370

E-mail: [email protected]


About the library

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 Facebook page.

Inverness Library Coworking Hub

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

Bookbug Sessions
Bookbug sessions for babies and toddlers (0 – 3 years) are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 – 11:30. They are free, fun, informal sessions with trained staff incorporating rhymes, songs, music and stories for children and their parents / carers to share and enjoy together.

Gaelic Bookbug
Please contact Inverness Library to confirm dates for the next Gaelic Bookbug.

Lego Club
Inverness Library Lego Club, Wednesdays 16:00 – 17:00.

Reading Groups
Inverness Library supports several reading groups which meet regularly. Please contact us for more information.

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.

SLIC #PhotoFriday at Inverness Library


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