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National Libraries Day

National Libraries Day

Central Library
Saturday 9 February

National Libraries Day is a UK-wide celebration of libraries. Join us in the Central Library to celebrate.

Throughout the day we'll be showing you just some of what libraries have to offer, including:

Introduction to family history online resources
9.30am to 10.30am

Discover how the library can help you trace your family tree. Places must be booked. Phone 01752 305901 or email

Inspect-a-Gadget: eBooks, tablets and Wii gaming
9.45am to 10.30am

Play and learn about new devices or bring your own and we'll show you how to make the most of it. Places must be booked. Phone 01752 305901 or email

Introduction to basic IT: PC, Internet and email
11am to 12 noon

Let our experienced staff guide you through the basics of getting online. Places must be booked. Phone 01752 305901 or email

Reminiscence session: History of libraries in Plymouth
11am to 12 noon

Share your memories of Plymouth Libraries at our remininscence session. Includes images and artifacts from our collections.

Behind the scenes tour of the Central Library
12 noon to 1.30pm

A chance to see behind the scenes of the Central Library. Including our basement stacks and St Luke's Church Gallery, now used as the library annexe. Places must be booked. Phone 01752 305901 or email

Free Film show: Anna Karenina

The 2012 version of this Russian classic starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law. No need to book, but turn up early to guarantee a seat.

And there's more...

Performances by the Musical Theatre Group from Plymouth University.

Big games, rhymetime, storytime and activities in the Children’s Library.

For more information about any of these activities phone 01752 305901 or email