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Opening Times:
Closed until further notice due to Coronavirus.
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  • Mon - 09:00 - 18:30
  • Tue - 09:00 - 18:30
  • Wed - 09:00 - 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 to the public again for you to come in and browse from 9th November 2020.

Please note that the Reference Room is currently not open to the public. Please follow normal social distancing guidelines and we look forward to seeing you!

Inverness Library contact:

Phone: 01349 781370

Email: [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 Inverness Library Facebook page.

Bookbug Sessions 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions all face-to-face Bookbug Sessions are currently cancelled. Families can enjoy free live online Bookbug Sessions on our Facebook pages. Please check your local library Facebook for details of online Bookbug Sessions.

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

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


COVID-19 Support