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

As of week beginning 6 September 2021 (during school term time) Baltasound and Mid Yell Junior High School Community Libraries are re-opening.

Baltasound Junior High School - Tuesdays 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Mid Yell Junior High School - Wednesdays 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm