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Orkney Library & Archive

Closed Now: 09:15 - 17:00
Open today: 09:15 - 17:00
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Well Maintained, Easy to Find Local Library

This library was a great find as I left book at last hotel. Great selection, even better, great... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Jim F
Well worth a visit

We have been on holiday/ family visit for 3 weeks to Orkney. Due to a recommendation we visited... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
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13 Sep 2018
“Well Maintained, Easy to Find Local Library”
3 Sep 2018
“Well worth a visit”
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Free Wifi throughout. We provide internet access with a small charge for visitors. Our Archive section is great for family history searches - please note, our Archive section is CLOSED every Wednesday but the LIBRARY is OPEN. Books and so much more.
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Orkney Library & Archive 44 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1AG, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This library was a great find as I left book at last hotel. Great selection, even better, great comfortable facility to sit and read local papers and use the internet. Very Wheelchair friendly which was a must for us too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim F
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We have been on holiday/ family visit for 3 weeks to Orkney. Due to a recommendation we visited Orkney Library & Archive and we were not dissapointed. The staff were very good, helpful and polite. The food was amazing. We were in quite a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

great staff and good selection of reading material. always warm and welcoming and ready to assist when required.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Revatron
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Whilst staying up here we popped in for a selection of books for the kids. They got their own cards under my parents address. A huge range of books and good selection of graphic novels too.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

One of the best libraries I have visited and I am an avid reader and researcher, and have been in many libraries all over the world.the books on local information were many I spent a happy hour finding out about Scapa flow, and reading a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Books, magazines, newspapers et . Warm, friendly and quiet. What more could you want from a library?

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Revatron
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Called in here a couple of times to browse papers, magazines and books. A very pleasant way of spending a little time with welcoming staff.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank dave9341
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Wifi available free. A good selection of magazines and local newspapers to read in the foyer. A hot drinks machine. Within walking distance of the port and town. Great, friendly staff.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jenny t
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I dropped in to the Library to meet George who has been helping me with family history and was amazed by the library's historical section. Unfortunately I was not able to take advantage of all it has to offer but thank you George and your...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Living in England I am always surprised when I find a library with expert staff and books. Tha might sound strange but so many of our libraries are staffed by volunteers and have severely reduced book stocks. Not so the Orkney library and archive. The...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank unicornemma
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