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.


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.