Orkney Library & Archive is on Junction Road right in the heart of Kirkwall.
Our Lend & Mend Hub is now open. Find out more on our Lend & Mend Hub webpage.
eMagazine Service Launch
Our BorrowBox eBook and eAudiobook service has been expanded to include a selection of FREE eMagazines. Go to our BorrowBox page on your web browser or download the FREE BorrowBox App and sign in using your Orkney Library card number and PIN.
The ODILO app has over 1700 FREE eBooks in Ukrainian suitable for all ages and reading abilities. You can download the ODILO Ukrainian Unlimited Learning app for FREE from your normal app store or if you don't have a smartphone or tablet you can access ODILO through a web browser on a PC or laptop. You don't need to be a library member to use the app and can register for free using your email address. Find out more and access the service by following the link above.
At Orkney Library & Archive we're proud to be supporting the Distance Aware scheme, encouraging people to give more space when they see this symbol. If you see someone wearing a badge or a lanyard with this symbol, please give them some space so that we can all feel comfortable as we adapt to living with COVID-19.
If you (or someone you know) needs some extra space you can pick up a FREE Distance Aware badge or lanyard in Kirkwall, Stromness or at the Mobile Library.
Upstairs we have a Reference Room which has an extensive collection of resources including reference books, maps and local government information. There are also study carrels with power sockets and desk lamps which are ideal for quiet study.
In the foyer there is comfortable seating, access to hot drinks, and a selection of local and national newspapers and magazines. There is also a selection of withdrawn books for sale.
We have FREE Wi-Fi within the building and a number of public access computers with internet access which are FREE for Library members but are also available to visitors for a small charge.