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Libraries in the Isle of Man

Public Libraries

The following libraries are operated by Isle of Man commissioners. Membership is free if you are a local rate payer, people from outside the rate paying area may be required to pay a membership charge if you wish to borrow items.

Library​​ ​Address ​​Opening Hours

Castletown Library

www.castletown.gov.im

library@Castletown.gov.im

Tel 829355​

 

​Farrants Way

CASTLETOWN

IM9 1NR​

​Mon - Wed 11.00 - 17.00

Thu 13.00 - 19.00

Fri 11.00 - 16.30

Sat 10.00 - 12.30

From 8am Mon-Fri the library is open for self serve.

Henry Bloom Noble Library

www.douglaslibrary.im

library@douglas.gov.im

Tel 696461 ​

​8 Duke Street

DOUGLAS

IM1 2AY

​Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 8.30-5.00

Thu 10.00 - 19.00

Sat 09.00 - 16.00

Harvey Briggs Library

https://www.onchan.org.im/your-library

 

Onchan.library@onchan.org.im

Tel 621228​

​​Willow House

61-69 Main Rd

ONCHAN

IM3 1AJ

​Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 09.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 to 17.00

Thu 9.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 19.00

Sat 9.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 16.30

Ward Library

www.peelonline.net/ward-library/

ward_library@hotmail.com

Tel 843533​

​​Ward Library

38 Castle Street

PEEL

IM5 1AL

​Mon - Tues 13.30 - 17.00

Wed & Thu Closed

Fri 13.30 - 17.00

Sat 09.00 - 13.00 & 13.30 - 17.00

George Herdman Library

www.porterin.gov.im/.../

Tel 832365​

​Bridson Street

PORT ERIN

IM9 6AL

​Mon 14.30 - 17.00

Tues 14.30 - 19.00

Wed Closed

Thu 10.30 - 12.30

Fri 10.30 - 12.30 &  14.30 - 17.00

Sat 10.00 - 14.30

Ramsey

www.ramsey.gov.im/..../Library/

​​ramseylibrary@rtc.gov.im

​Ramsey Town Hall

Parliament Square

RAMSEY

IM8 1RT​

​​Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Sat 09.00 - 16.30

Fri 09.00 - 16.00

 

 

Charity Library

The Family Library including Schools Service and Mobile Library are open to the whole of the Island.
 
Library​ ​Address ​Opening Hours

Family Library

www.familylibrary.im

info@familylibrary.im

Tel 640650

 
Westmoreland Road
DOUGLAS
IM1 1RL
Mon Closed
Tues, Wed & Fri 10.00 to 17.00
Thu  13.30 to 17.00
Sat  10.30 to 16.00

Family Library Schools Service

www.familylibrary.im 

sarah.johnson@familylibrary.im

Tel 640650 

Westmoreland Road
DOUGLAS
IM1 1RL

​Schools librarian works 2.5 days each week, Wed-Fri.

Flexible in order to visit schools when required.

Contactable by email and phone.

Mobile Library

www.familylibrary.im

info@familylibrary.im

Tel 640650

Westmoreland Road
 
DOUGLAS
IM1 1RL​
​Mon - Fri 08.30 - 17.00
Covers whole Island with 6 routes every two weeks.
Home library service - eight routes each month.
  

Specialist Libraries

Library​ ​Address ​Opening Hours
Keyll Darree
www.gov.im/......./keyll-darree/​​
 Tel 642974/642993
Keyll Darree
BRADDAN
IM4 4RH
 
Mon - Thu 09.00 - 17.00
Fri 09.00 - 16.00
24 hour access for DHSC staff and other approved users

IOM Family History Society Library

www.iomfhs.im

iomfhs@manx.net

Derby Lodge

Derby Road

PEEL

W​ed and Sat 14.30 to 16.30
Manx National Heritage
Library and Archives
Tel 648047
 
Manx Museum
DOUGLAS
IM1 3LY

Search room hours

Weds - Sat 10.00 to 17.00

(closed between Christmas and New Year, during the last full week in January and all Bank Holidays)

 

Tynwald Library ​(includes the ​

Isle of Man Law Society Library​)

www.tynwald.org.im/links/tls/

library@tynwald.org.im

Tel 685520

 
Legislative Buildings
DOUGLAS
IM1 3PW
​Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

M​anx Blind Welfare​ Audio Library

 

​Corrin Court

Heywood Avenue

ONCHAN

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Music Resource Library

 

​Office hours
​Public Records Office

​Thu 09.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 17.00

Fri 09.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 16.30

Open at other times subject to staff availability

 

Libraries operated by Department of Education, Sports and Culture

The College Library is open to the whole of the Island and belongs to the Department of Education, Sports and Culture. An annual subscription fee is charged if you are not a student. 

 
Library​ ​Address ​Opening Hours

Hall Caine Library

University College Isle of Man (UCM)

www.ucm.ac.im/../hall-caine-library/

library@ucm.ac.im​

Tel 648207 

UCM
Holmefield Rd
DOUGLAS
IM2 6RB
 
Term Time
Mon Wed 09.00 - 19.00
Thu 09.00 - 17.00 
Fri 10.00 - 17.00


High School Libraries

Library​ ​Address ​Opening Hours
Ballakermeen High School Library
 
 
St Catherines Drive
DOUGLAS
IM1 4BE
Term Time
Mon-Fri 08.00 - 16:00
 
Castle Rushen High School
 
Arbory Road
CASTLETOWN
IM9 1RE
Term Time
 
King William’s College King William’s College
CASTLETOWN
IM9 1TP

Term Time

08.30 - 17.30

Boarders have access evenings and weekends

Queen Elizabeth 2 High School Douglas Road
PEEL
IM5 1RD
Term Time

Ramsey Grammar School Library

Tel 811100

Lezayre Road
RAMSEY
IM8 2RG

Term Time​

Mon - Fri 08.30- 4.00

St Ninian's High School

snhsenquiries@sch.im

St Ninians
DOUGLAS
IM2 5RA
Term time
Mon - Thu 09.00 - 17.00
Fri 09.00 - 16.30

St Ninian's Lower School (Benahague)​

snhsenquiries@sch.im

Term Time
Mon, Tue, Thu 08.20 - 16:30
Wed  09.00 - 16.30
Fri     08.20 - 15.30
 

Other

The Judiciary and Courts' Library is not open to the public. 
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