Penwortham Library

Penwortham Library

Opening times
Monday Closed am 2.00pm 7.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am 12.30pm 1.30pm 5.00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10.00am 12.30pm 1.30pm 7.00pm
Friday 10.00am 12.30pm 1.30pm 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am 12.30pm


Liverpool Rd

Telephone: 01772 744331

Lancashire County Library and Information Service

The services that we provide

Community History

Learn more about the history and heritage of Lancashire using printed and online materials, including books and pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, directories, maps, photographs, and free access to the internet.


Get it Loud in Libraries

A library experience with a difference, with some of the hottest new bands performing exclusive gigs in the library and bringing in diverse crowds.


Online Reference Library

OnRl LogoLancashire County Library and Information Service provides access to a range of online sources from your local library, home or any internet PC. The Premier Choices are high quality sources – some of which are subscription sites accessible with your library card. We’ve paid for them so you don’t have to!


Services to Music and Drama Societies in Lancashire

We have an extensive collection of material for choirs, orchestras and drama societies, all available on special loan. Even if we do not have what you want, we may be able to obtain it for you.



The TellyTalk project, which is already successfully working in many libraries across the county, is being expanded to include other public sector venues; the Minerva Health Centre in Preston and Yarnspinners Health Centre in Nelson.


Lancashire libraries online

Free public access to the internet, e-mail, Microsoft Office applications and CDRom is currently available in all of Lancashire’s 76 static libraries.


Free Public WiFi

Wireless Internet access is now available in several Lancashire libraries. Anyone with a wireless enabled laptop, notebook, iPod, Blackberry or other portable device (computer or mobile phone) can now use it to connect wirelessly to email and the internet through the library’s network.


School library service

School library serviceThe School Library Service aims to support high quality learning in Lancashire.


Childrens and young people services

Your local library aims to provide a wide range of books for children and young people of all ages.

People’s Centres

People's Centres in LancashireThe 15 People’s Centres in Lancashire provide access to hardware and software products as well as training opportunities. These are for anyone who has difficulty in using computers.


Minority ethnic services

A County-wide service to minority ethnic communities is provided, with collections of materials in community languages at some larger libraries.

The Learning Place

The Learning PlaceDon’t forget you can use the library at any time to find help with your Homework at the Learning Place.


Smile Centres

Smile CentresUse the Smile computer and try interactive learning games.


Home Library service and services to disabled people

A network of over 100 service points in Lancashire provides national and local information in addition to loan services

Lancashire’s mobile libraries cover the whole of Lancashire, serving over a thousand stops on a fortnightly basis.

Mobile libraries carry a selection of books suitable for all ages, including large print, and in some cases talking books as well. Any item in stock anywhere in Lancashire can be provided on request. If the request is made online, then the item is often available on the next visit. Internet access is not available from mobile libraries.

Every mobile library is fully accessible, with a lift for people with mobility impairments. Because of the limited space available, the vans are not suitable for large motorised wheelchairs.

Existing mobile library customers who need to know the date of the next visit and who know where their vehicle is based can contact the appropriate library. New customers who need to know the location of their nearest stop should contact the library service either by e-mailing or by telephoning 01772 534008.

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