Libraries and Archives

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A wealth of reading logoVisit your Argyll and Bute library between July and September and borrow one or more books from the Wealth of Reading collections and you can be entered into the draw to win a Tablet (the computer, not the delicious Scottish sweet delicacy!). To enter or for more information go to www.scottishlibraries.org/wor , or fill out a card in your local library by Tuesday 30th September

Top tasks

Find your local library or mobile library service, opening times and services available
To reserve a book or item; search the online catalogue, select the item or items you would like and fill in the online form with your library membership number (on your library card) and PIN code (you can get further help with reserving items here).
If you have books or items out on loan, and you would like to renew them, you can do this with our online form, or login to the online library system with your membership number and PIN number.
If you would like to become a library member, you can do this online (or pop into your local library)
If you are already a library member, and you have a membership card and PIN number, you can access a variety of services on our online system.  You can log straight in using the link above, or find out more and get guidance on what you can do online here.
Our archives house the official records of Argyll and Bute, where we hold information going back as far as 1400.
Old parish records and census records, local newspapers and more, going back to the 19th century.
You can order and download eBooks if you are a library member

Our libraries

Visit your local library

Location Facilities
Campbeltown Library Regular events and classes, Bookbug, Computers, Local Studies,
Cardross Library Events for children, Computers, Local history
Dunoon Library Bookbug, Children's clubs
Helensburgh Library Local collections, Computers, Exhibition space, Regular events and classes
Lochgilphead Library Computers, Bookbug, Regular classes, Events
Oban Library Computers, Regular classes and events, Bookbug
Rosneath Library Computers, Regular classes and events, Bookbug
Rothesay Library Regular classes and events, Bookbug
Tarbert Library Computers, Regular classes and events, Bookbug

Lending collections on islands

Mobile libraries

Location Facilities
Mull Mobile Library Wheelchair access is available
East Argyll Mobile Library Wheelchair access is available
Islay Mobile Library Wheelchair access is available
West Argyll Mobile Library Wheelchair access is available

Other library services

Service Facilities
Collections and services for children and families Large print books, Family books, Bookbug, Reading clubs
Local publications Book publications from the Library Service available for sale
Special collections and reading groups Audio and large print books, Reading activities
Local studies Local books, Newspapers and periodicals, Family history
Online reference collections Access Britannica online, Oxford English Dictionary, Who's who and more

Contact the Library Service

Ask a librarian - send us your enquiry using our online form

Library Headquarters
Highland Avenue
Sandbank
Dunoon
PA23 8PB.

Tel: 01369 708664
Fax: 01369 705797
Email: libraryhq@argyll-bute.gov.uk