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Library opening hours

South Ayrshire library service operates 11 branch libraries, a mobile library service and the main library Carnegie.

All South Ayrshire Libraries will be closed for staff training from 12 noon on Thursday 9th May. Branches will open at their usual time on Friday 10th May. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.

Local History Department at Carnegie Library, Ayr

From January 2024 public access to our Local History department at Carnegie will be changing to Tuesdays between 5-7pm, and Thursdays between 2pm - 5pm. Access is by appointment only, to pre-book telephone 01292 286 385 or email

Carnegie library

Our main library, located in Ayr.

Marr Educational Resources Centre

Marr Educational Resources Centre offers free public access to computers, internet, software and self-instructional learning resources.