Items are issued 21 days
for books and talking books (audio book) 14 Days for DVD's and
If you would like to keep
them longer, either call in or telephone. We may be able to let
you have them for a further 21 days if no one else has requested
What's In It For You?
We offer a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction to suit all
tastes. We also provide access, via our request service, to the
extensive resources of Highland Libraries network and beyond, by means
of the Inter-library loan service. there is a small charge for
requesting certain types of material.
In addition to Internet access we hold representative and current
collection of Information materials, Reference Books and Business
directories. Local and national newspapers are available daily and
you will find a selection of periodicals.
We are pleased to deal with telephone and email enquiries and we can
receive information from other sources. Fax and photocopying
facilities are available for public use.
Audio Visual Service
The audio-visual; service comprises:
Some people may be exempt from charges -please ask for details.
The reintroduced Caithness Room contains one of the most
comprehensive collections in Scotland. It seeks to convey the
wealth of local history both retrospectively, through the eyes of
present day writers and by provision where possible of original or
reprinted works. You will find much of this material available for
loan. Additionally we provide access to microfilm and microfiche
readers and various specialist family and local history materials.
for example the John O'Groat Journal 1836 to the present and Northern
Ensign 1850 - 1926. The Oold parish records are kept upstairs in
the Archives, and are available downstairs on Saturdays. Please ask for details.
John Mowat Collection
As a Caithness exile in Glasgow, John Mowat's love of his native
county led him to collect books and pamphlets written by Caithnessians
about Caithness and other subjects, and books about Caithness by others
of not such fortunate birth! On his death, he bequeathed this
unique collection to Wick Library where it can be consulted on
request. Please ask staff for assistance if required.
St Fergus Gallery upstairs has exhibitions.
earlier exhibition - The Sea - Hillhead School
St Fergus Gallery Opening Times
& Thursday 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
am - 12.30 pm
pm - 8.00 pm
am - 1.00 pm
On for latest exhibitions
Autism Book Launch At Wick Library
successful launch of the Autism book collection took place at Wick Library
on Saturday 20th November 2004. A good number of families and
friends attended showing a keen interest in the collection. The
books were bought by the Caithness Autism Parent's Support Group.
They had raised the money with a sponsored walk, coffee mornings, raffles
and local donations. The collection has been divided between Thurso
and Wick Libraries to enable easy access to all in Caithness. Books,
videos and board games can be borrowed from the libraries using a library
Sinclair Terrace, Wick, KW1 5AB
Tel 01955 602864
Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
24 hour answering service for renewals
Library Membership is Free
Simply fill in a joining form and provide proof of your name and
Click Here For Library Picture Gallery
History Of Wick Library 2 October 03
You will find :
Easy Reading books
Information and Reference Service
Books to help with homework
Also Videos and audio tapes.
Education & Training Opportunities
Widen your horizons with OPEN LEARNING
A selection of Open Learning packs to help you acquire new skills and
broaden existing ones are available from this library on free loan.
topics include computer software, hotel and catering, management skills,
interview techniques, caring, adult basic education. Ask staff for
What else happens in the library?
We now provide a loan service for schools, nurseries and organised
groups. Please contact us for further details. We are also
delighted to welcome group and class visits when organised in
advance. To ensure that your group can borrow items during their
visit, borrower membership forms need to be completed in advance - please
phone to arrange this or if you have any questions.
Ask about storytime, holiday activities, visits and talks.
Mediated Internet access is available
IF YOU NEED HELP ASK ANY OF THE LIBRARY STAFF.
Sir John Usher
27 November 05
Library Joined In Wick Christmas Fun Day
at Wick library joined in Fun Day yesterday and dressed up as various
characters. They took the opportunity to present the prizes for the
recent competition "Underwater Wonders" run for younger children during
Children's Book Week. Denis the Menace (Shelagh Swanson) ran games
for any children at the library giving out Beanos and Dandys to