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Shetland Library

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very useful and very helpful

We were in Shetland working for a month and desperately needed a desk top computer, printing and... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Visiting Tourist

Staff were very helpful indeed, Was clean all flowed with help from staff. I needed access to... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Brendon I
Brisbane, Australia
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The central library in Lerwick has free broadband and Wi-fi computer access available for all. Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities are also available. Members can borrow books, DVDs, music & ebooks. Customers can also access our 24 Hour...more
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Library Lower Hillhead, Lerwick ZE1 0EL, Scotland
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We were in Shetland working for a month and desperately needed a desk top computer, printing and some books. No problem here in this lovely old building. You just show some ID and you get a library card for your stay and you can use...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travel_Teddybears
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Staff were very helpful indeed, Was clean all flowed with help from staff. I needed access to internet and that with help from staff there was all done with great speed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brendon I
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Having declined to pay for the expensive and unreliable wi-fi on our cruise ship, we went ashore to visit the Library. Housed in a former church it is a most imposing building. The wi-fi is excellent and, having arrived before opening hours (10 am), we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Visit the library for your on-line needs, including printing, and whatever hard-copy newspapers you want to read...any day. Plus, take the time to simply sit in the building and appreciate the old church, now converted to this truly useful community asset.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 633seeker75
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I visited the library as I follow them on Twitter. They are very friendly. On an island with limited Wi-fi connectivity, their free Wi-fi can be a invaluable. They also provide a free map which is most useful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stuartr799
Reviewed 4 February 2018

It has books which is a good start. It also has friendly, knowledgeably child-friendly staff that care about the written word. Between here and the Museum, also a must visit, a visitor to Shetland will find everything they need to make the most of their...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lewis j
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I was here for an evening Wool Week night. Lots of books on knitting and local wool, helpful librarians. It was such a warm and welcoming place, I'll stop by if I ever return to Lerwick

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Woolite-13
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Follow @ShetlandLibrary on Twitter so just had to go in for a look. Lovely welcoming library with friendly staff. It's the library that are responsible for all the poetry on the doors of public loos in Shetland.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Carole17
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful library, with great facilities, we were able to just enjoy a sofa, free wifi and phone charging - lovely. Helpful staff, too.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank fififolle
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful book haven to visit! Set in a repurposed church, this library is a must visit while in Shetland. The staff is friendly & funny (follow them on Twitter & FB). Plus WiFi.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Cathy B
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