Cowes Library

What we offer

Services available at this library:      

  • Books.
  • DVDs*.    
  • Free wifi
  • e books                              
  • Talking Books on Cassette/CD*.                  
  • Large Print.                  
  • Maritime Collection.                    
  • Computer facilities.      
  • Free Internet access.
  • e-magazines.
  • Free access to Find My Past  family history website.
  • Online reference resources.
  • Word processing.      
  • Scanning facilities.        
  • Printing*.                    
  • Colour/B&W photocopying service*.                   
  • Fax service*.                   
  • Reference Collection.                     
  • Local Studies Collection.                     
  • Newspapers.                                       
  • Bus Pass Applications.                     
  • Teenage Area.                     
  • Children’s Area.         
  • Homework collection.

 *Charges apply for these services.

View our list of fees and charges.

Download our welcome leaflet. (PDF, 690KB, 2 pages)

Cowes Heritage Publications

We have a range of local interest DVDs and books, created by the Cowes Heritage Group, for sale. For a full list of items available from the Library, please visit their website: for a full list of their publications.

Recently published titles are 'The History of Shops in Cowes', 'King Ward and his huge Isle of Wight estate'. 'The story of Northwood House' and the' Ward Family' by George Chastney and 'The Pubs of Cowes, Gurnard and Northwood' by David Jones.