Orkney Library & Archive  building, Orkney

 

Kirkwall Library

 

Orkney Library & Archive is on Junction Road right in the heart of Kirkwall.

 

The Library service provides access to over 145,000 items. We have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles available for loan as well as audiobooks, maps, eBooks, music CDs and DVDs. We also have a well stocked junior and teenage library.

 

You can browse our full catalogue by clicking here. If there is an item you require that we do not have in our collection, it may be possible to acquire from another library on your behalf as an inter-library loan. Find out more about this service by clicking here.

 

Upstairs we have a Reference Room which has an extensive collection of resources including reference books, maps and local government information. There are also study carrels with power sockets and desk lamps which are ideal for quiet study.

 

In the foyer there is comfortable seating, a hot drinks machine and a selection of local and national newspapers and magazines. There is also a selection of withdrawn books for sale.

 

You can view our stock management policy by clicking here.

 

We have FREE Wi-Fi within the building and a number of public access computers with FREE internet access. Printing and scanning facilities are available for a small charge.

 

Stromness Library

 

Stromness Library is situated within the Warehouse Buildings which is next to the pierhead in Stromness, just opposite the ferry terminal. Though smaller than Kirkwall Library you can access all the same services in Stromness. There is a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles available for loan as well as audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs and a bright, well stocked junior library.

 

Upstairs in the George Mackay Brown Room you will find a collection of old local newspapers and magazines as well as a collection of local books for reference.

 

In the foyer there is comfortable seating, a hot drinks machine and a selection of local and national newspapers and magazines covering a wide range of subjects.

 

We have FREE Wi-Fi within the building and a number of public access computers with FREE internet access. Printing facilities are available for a small charge.

 

Click these links to view the Opening Hours and Contact Information for both libraries.

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