The Millport Library was originally situated in the middle of three rooms in the Garrison, flanked on one side by the Museum and on the other by the Council Chambers, where weddings were still performed.
In 1997 when the Garrison had to be closed, the prospect of the stock being removed from the island and the library replaced by a
This resulted in a stay of execution for the building, followed by the re-location of the Library on a temporary basis to the Lesser Town Hall, where it remained for eleven years until February 2008.
The new Millport Library spreads itself sumptuously over the three rooms, with the old Museum now containing the Library Desk, a browsing section for new books, DVDs. CDs or Large Print along with the spacious I.T. Suite containing 9 internet computers for use by readers and visitors alike.
The original Library – with the beautifully restored ceiling – contains the Junior Library where the younger members of the community can use the two computers, research homework or just read or draw, according to their age and taste. A monthly Rhymetime on a Saturday morning is provided for the babies and toddlers.
In the old Council Chambers there is the Adult Section with a large selection of both Fiction and Non-Fiction Books where readers can sit in comfort to browse, or just read a book.
Visitors are welcomed should they wish to borrow books or use the computers.
A Buddy System is in place should anyone wish a Course of one to one tuition with a Volunteer to learn, or brush up, their computer skills.
Our readers who can no longer access the Library are catered for by a monthly delivery of books etc. to their homes.
This along with a monthly Book Reading Group, a reservation system for locating books not currently in stock is but an introduction to Millport Library.
To enjoy it completely you have to pay a visit during the opening hours which are;
Monday: 13.00 - 17.00
Thursday: 13.00 - 19.30
Friday: 10.00 - 13.00 then 14.00 - 17.00
Saturday: 10.00 - 12.00 (Library only)
Telephone number 01475 530742.