Joining and using the library

Opening Hours

Public Library and Learning Centre, Lower Hillhead, Lerwick

Monday 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Tuesday 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Thursday 1.30pm - 8.00pm
Friday 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Saturday 10am - 12noon and 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Sunday Closed

Public computers close down automatically 15 minutes before closing time.

Christmas and New Year - opening hours

Thursday 24 December 2020 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Friday 25 December 2020 CLOSED
Saturday 26 December 2020 CLOSED
Sunday 27 December 2020 CLOSED
Monday 28 December 2020 CLOSED
Tuesday 29 December 2020 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday 30 December 2020 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Thursday 31 December 2020 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Friday 1 January 2021 CLOSED
Saturday 2 January 2021 CLOSED
Sunday 3 January 2021 CLOSED
Monday 4 January 2021 CLOSED
Tuesday 5 January 2021 1.30pm - 5.00pm


Public Holidays

The Library takes the standard six Shetland Island Council public holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, 2nd January, Up Helly Aa Wednesday and Easter Monday.

We sometimes open slightly different hours between Christmas and New Year.


Opening Hours - Community Libraries

Baltasound Community Library (in the school): Open on Tuesday evenings from 4.00pm to 6.00pm during school term.

Bookbug sessions are also held at 11.30am every Tuesday during term time.

Yell Community Library (in the Mid Yell school): open first Tuesday of every month 4.00pm - 6.00pm during school term.

Bookbug sessions are also held once a month in Burravoe Primary School last Friday of the month at 10am - check with Karen Malone at the school library for exact dates.