Orkney Library and Archive

Orkney Library and Archive in Kirkwall.

Orkney Library and Archive provides a wide range of services, many of them free of charge, and welcomes everybody, whether a resident of Orkney or just visiting. The Orkney Library and Archive, in Kirkwall, also includes library services from the Stromness Library and Library Online which can be accessed via the internet.

Contact Details

Orkney Library and Archive

44 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AG.

Telephone: 01856873166.

Fax: 01856875260.

Email: Orkney Library and Archive.

Stromness Library

Warehouse Buildings, 2-12 Victoria Street, Stromness, KW16 3AA.

Telephone: 01856850907.

Opening Times

DayKirkwall LibraryArchiveStromness Branch
Monday. 09:15 to 19:00. 09:15 to 17:00. 10:00 to 19:00.
Tuesday. 09:15 to 17:00. 09:15 to 17:00. 10:00 to 17:00.
Wednesday. 09:15 to 17:00. Closed. 10:00 to 17:00.
Thursday. 09:15 to 19:00. 09:15 to 19:00. 10:00 to 19:00.
Friday. 09:15 to 17:00. 09:15 to 17:00. 10:00 to 17:00.
Saturday. 09:15 to 17:00. 09:15 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00. 11:00 to 17:00.

For Mobile Library times please visit the Orkney Library and Archive website. A link is available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Orkney Library Account Login

Login to your Orkney Library account via the 'Orkney Library Account Login' link in the 'Related Sites' section of this page. Your 'borrower number' is required and can be found on your library card. Forgotten PIN numbers can be reset from the same screen if necessary.

Orkney Library Catalogue

Use the 'Orkney Library Catalogue' link from the 'Related Sites' section of this page to search the Library Catalogue to find books, e-books, journals, other electronic and non-print materials.


Borrow books, Online library services, CDs to suit all musical tastes,A selection of films on DVD,Newspapers and magazines,Free Internet access,Mobile Library service, Book box service, Colour photocopying and fax services,Story times for children,Bookbug sessions, Meeting rooms for hire,Trace your Orcadian family roots, Study local history, View the Photographic Archive collection, Listen to oral history recordings.

For full information on the services provided, please visit the Orkney Library and Archive website from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

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