Orkney Library & Archive is on Junction Road right in the heart of Kirkwall.
Orkney Library & Archive is open to the public. All visitors to the Library or Archive are required to provide details for Test & Protect purposes and some of our services still require advance booking. Physical distancing requirements mean there are still restrictions on the number of people allowed in the building. The opening up of our services has been a gradual process to ensure the safety of our staff and customers at all times. Check this page regularly to find out all the latest visitor information.
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, a hot drinks machine 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 There is also a selection of withdrawn books for sale.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.