Helensburgh Library

The Library is situated in West King Street, Helensburgh, two streets up from the waterfront.  The library is home to the Anderson Trust Collection and these paintings are displayed in the library during the months of January – June.

Opening hours

Monday :
  Closed 13:00 - 20:00
Tuesday :
9:30  - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday : 9:30  - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday: Closed 13:00  - 20:00
Closed 13:00  - 17:00
9:30  - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday: Closed   Closed


Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Helensburgh Library is very pleased to invite you to an evening of stories from Columbia with Mauricio Patiño Acevedo. Live Storytelling, Tuesday 25th October at 7.30pm (1hr 30), Free (ticketed).
Colombia is a tropical land that smells of coffee and thrives with stories. Enjoy listening to its voice with storyteller Mauricio Patiño Acevedo.
Pre-booking required – please contact the library to reserve a seat: 01436 658833.


Internet AccessFacilities for all age rangesDisabled facilitiesStudy areaChild learning facilitiesLocal History

There is a lift to the upper floor where there are:
8 Internet enabled computers
An art gallery and exhibition floor space

Helensburgh Heritage Centre

4 Internet enabled computers are located downstairs.

The library has an induction loop system.

Dedicated spaces exist for children, young adults, leisure reading, studying and reference books, as well as a local collection room.
There is also a room with the local papers dating back to their beginning.

Online Library Catalogue

Current regular events

Mon 9:45 – 11:00 & Fri 13.30 – 15:00. Also storytelling every 2nd Tues in the month 14:00 – 15:00

Tues 14:00 – 16:00

Mon 10:00 – 12:00

Mon/ Thurs evenings. Contact Library for details.

Classes are run Mon-Sat in a training suite within the Library. Contact Community Education (01436 658740) or Helensburgh Library for details.


Mon 13:30 - 16:30. Find out more about the service here.

Contact us:

Fiona Sharkey, Library Supervisor

Email: helensburghlibrary@argyll-bute.gov.uk
Tel:     01436 658833
Fax:    01436 679567

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How to Find Us: 

Helensburgh Library
West King Street
G84 8EB Helensburgh
United Kingdom