Libraries - Central

Central LibraryLocation

Central Library
Corn Exchange Road

  • Lending: 01786 237760
  • Reference: 01786 237761
  • Fax: 01786 473094

Email: Central Library

Email: Reference Library

Opening Hours

Monday,Wednesday & Friday  9.30am-5.30pm

Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am-7pm

Saturday 9.30am-5pm

Reference Library

The Reference Library on the first floor of Central Library holds a large collection of reference materials which can help with research for work, study and leisure. You can use the books, newspapers or magazines yourself, log on to the available computers, or ask our staff for help.

What sort of materials are available in Central Reference Library?

  • National and Local newspapers
  • A range of magazines including Which?
  • Atlases, ordnance survey maps and street plans
  • Careers information, including prospectuses for UK colleges and universities
  • Adult learning courses
  • Business and law directories
  • Statistical information
  • Medical information
  • Biographical information including Who's Who
  • Encyclopaedias
  • Acts of Scottish and UK Parliaments 
  • European Union information
  • Council information including Minutes of meetings and planning schedules
  • Lists of local doctors, pharmacists, dentists & opticians


Our libraries give access to a wealth of information with each library having access to reference information. We also give free access to a variety of online resources which can be used 24 hours a day.

We offer a wide range of services - from free access to books, computers internet and information, eBooks, audio books and films as well as a wide variety of activities and events.  

There are sixteen libraries and two mobile libraries here you can find out where they are, when they are open, and how to get in touch.

You can find out how to join, as well as facts and figures about the service, and information about the facilities available.

We can help you find a good read.

Whatever library you visit, we think you'll enjoy the experience, and know you'll get a warm welcome. We look forward to seeing you.