Libraries and Archives

Live Argyll
live Argyll are now responsible for various services previously operated by Argyll and Bute Council including:


Top tasks

Find your local library or mobile library service, opening times and services available
Login or register with Live Argyll's online library system to reserve and renew items.
Live Argyll maintains the archives which house the official records of Argyll and Bute, with 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

Your local libraries (Live Argyll)

Visit your local library

All libraries and library services are now run by live Argyll.

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
Tobermory Library Bookbug, Saturday storytime, Local history, Events

Lending collections on islands

Mobile libraries

Islay Mobile Library Wheelchair access is available

Other library services

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
PA23 8PB.

Tel: 01369 708664
Fax: 01369 705797