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Carnegie Public Library

14 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB, Scotland
+44 1292 286385
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Love The Building, Love The Library

A great relic of the era of industrial "benefactors". Lovely architecture. A great shame most of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Retro library

My wife and I are librarians (indeed, we met in a Carnegie library!) so we always take a look at a... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Loughtonian1
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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Historic library, architecturally significant. Local Archives, historic artifacts & artwork on display, History talks and walks. Free entry.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good40%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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2 weeks ago
“Love The Building, Love The Library”
20 Aug 2017
“Retro library”
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14 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great relic of the era of industrial "benefactors". Lovely architecture. A great shame most of the other Carnegies have been destroyed. This functions well as a library of course, with lots of separate sections and space for temporary exhibitions... 🤴

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

My wife and I are librarians (indeed, we met in a Carnegie library!) so we always take a look at a town's library. Ayr library is actually over the bridge in Newton. It is emblazoned in terra cotta on the front with all the high...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Old established library with extensive book selection, wheelchair access at the rear but no car parking other than the streets outside.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I am a regular user of this public library and it has a good selection of fiction books which you can download if you prefer to your i pad. It has an outstanding collection of local history material upstairs as well as history magazines. You...More

Thank Mick R
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I feel the need to write this review regarding Tanya and Charlene in the Cyber Centre at Carnegie Library in Ayr.If this place did not exist i would be totally lost.I have no internet at home so i come in here at least twice a...More

1  Thank Mags S
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Use to be very regular at Symington library has Lynn was a dear friend but after her passing I could not face library atmosphere but recently visited Carnegie and it was tranquil,beautifull building,helpful kind staff and so now I'm a weekly user .Thank you .

1  Thank Gillian W
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I go here regularly with a class of children. Staff are always friendly and helpful and never complain when given extra work to sort out mistakes.

1  Thank M0gley
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

I retired from full time employment about five years ago and found that I had time to read again! I joined the library in 2011 and have found it the most wonderful resource and facility. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and so very helpful....More

1  Thank peaches168
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

I have spent alot of time in this library, the staff are so helpfull, it is both warm and inviting and very relaxing, good internet access, a great wide sellection of books, I do hope this library survives for years to come.

1  Thank helenmoore2015
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

The staff were very pleasant and so willing to help. There are plenty of computers around and visitors can obtain temporary access. The library itself is well stocked and the Scottish section is particularly good for fisitors

1  Thank hugh90
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Hi There, Carnegie Library doesn't have any of these titles on their catalogue. However if you are a member of South Ayrshire Libraries and if they are still availble you could try putting in a request for these titles... More
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