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A public toilet would be handy!

Really impressive range of books, magazines and a helpful staff mean that a visit is enjoyable, but... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
shawbhoy
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Regular library user

Very good selection of fiction books available in this library which I use regularly. The non... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Mick R
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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26 Aug 2018
“A public toilet would be handy!”
11 Jul 2018
“Regular library user”
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Historic library, architecturally significant. Local Archives, historic artifacts & artwork on display, History talks and walks. Free entry.
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14 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB, Scotland
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+44 1292 286385
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Really impressive range of books, magazines and a helpful staff mean that a visit is enjoyable, but often curtailed by the absence of toilet facilities.

Thank shawbhoy
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Very good selection of fiction books available in this library which I use regularly. The non fiction section is not bad but the highlight is the local history area upstairs which has Tom Barclay an expert on Ayr and Ayrshire history in charge.

Thank Mick R
Reviewed 4 June 2018

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... 🤴

Thank Ian M
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

2  Thank Loughtonian1
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank James G
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 5 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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hotelhunk w
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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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