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Opening hours


Our normal opening hours are shown below. Occasionally these hours may be changed, and in that instance notification of the change will appear on this page. We recommend that you check this page before planning a visit, or telephone us on 01856 873166.



Kirkwall Library

Monday & Thursday 9.15am - 7.00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9.15am - 5.00pm
Sunday Closed


Warehouse Buildings, Stromness

Monday & Thursday 10.00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 11.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday Closed



Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9.15am - 5.00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9.15am - 7.00pm

9.15am - 5.00pm




*Please note that from October to March inclusive the Archive will be closed on Saturdays between 1.00pm and 2.00pm




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