LiskeaRD Library

Opening Times

Monday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 7.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm

Liskeard Library History

Liskeard Library is an original John Passmore Edwards Library, designed as a purpose-built library for the town of Liskeard in 1896, reflecting the beliefs of a Victorian benefactor and philanthropist, that access to knowledge and learning should be available to all.

Opened September 2023

With renovations now complete, Real Ideas opened the New Liskeard Library on September 30th 2023.

Renovations have enabled a multi-purpose building, where downstairs offers access to thousands of books complimenting a much needed popular Library service. Visitors will have access to a computer to search and order any books that cannot be found at the Library.

New Spaces

Liskeard Library now has a beautiful courtyard and rooftop terrace, enabling a relaxing space to enjoy reading. Real Ideas has also complimented the space with a cafe. Visitors can order tea, coffee, cake, and light bites to enhance their Library experience.

Upstairs at Liskeard Library, there are three rooms available to host a variety of activities, events, and meetings. Rooms are light and bright and bookable to organisations and the community as well as sessions delivered by Real Pathways.

Peter McAllister studied English Literature at The University of Cambridge and was awarded a Distinction for his MA in Creative Writing. He is the editor and co-founder of Inkfish Magazine and a committee member for the Penzance Literary Festival. With more than a decade of experience coaching creative professionals and students, Peter is proud to be helping Liskeard writers improve their skills in his role as our Inaugural Writer in Residence.

Peter’s writing blurs the boundary between novel and short story collection; it builds layers of characterisation through linked pieces that result in profound moments of self-realisation and/or dramatic action. He was shortlisted in the Hammond House International Literary Prize and the Ironclad Creative Awards in 2023. His short stories and poems have appeared online, in print journals and in numerous anthologies and his debut book is slated for publication in 2024.

Images by Sean Hurlock