Joining and using the library

Opening Hours

UPDATE Thursday 25 February 2021

The Learning Centre is open for the hours below, and the Library will also resume these hours on Monday 1 March.

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.


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

Our community libraries are in schools, so are not currently open to the public because of Covid 19 restrictions.