Cupar Library

Good news - we're on our way back!

From Wednesday, 5 August, we will delighted to welcome you back to Cupar Library.  As you would expect, there will be safety measures and restrictions in place to ensure the wellbeing of staff and customers. As we can only have a limited number of people in the building at one time, there will be a queuing system, you should wear a face covering if you can and keep your visit short.

Public access PCs will also be available again but with restrictions to allow for physical distancing and cleaning.

We can’t wait to see you. Follow this link for a video and more information on limited browsing.  

Our temporary opening hours are:

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

Closed 

10:00-12:30 

13:30-16:00 

 

10:00-12:30 

13:30-16:00 

 

10:00-12:30 

13:30-18:00 

Closed 

10:00-12:30 

13:30-15:00

Book a Cupar local studies visit HERE

We are delighted to be back and we’re really looking forward to seeing you! 

While restrictions are in place, we will be providing a tailored, one-to-one visitor service at Cupar Library. 

Use this form to book a one-hour appointment online. After you book your timeslot, we will contact you by phone to find out how we can make the most of your visit. If you have any special requirements, please let us know in advance.  

When visiting, we ask that you: 

  1. Bring your appointment email or another form of identification 
  2. Wear a face covering 
  3. Bring your own pens/pencils and notepads.  

Please note: We may not to be able to supply additional items on the day. We also ask you give us advance notice of any change in visit arrangements, information or support required. If you have questions about specific items in our collection on the day, for example, the staff present may not be able to help but we will do our best to find out the information for you. 

You are welcome to book multiple visits, but please be aware we would only be able to extend your one-hour slot on the day if no one was booked after you. Exceeding your one-hour appointment will impact on the next visitor.

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It’s all going ON at Cupar Library! One of the most distinctive buildings in the town, it has stood for nearly 150 years - a fitting home for the main Family History and Local History Collection for North East Fife. You can explore your past and the local area through census and parish records, microfilm & bound newspapers. Come along and find out more, visit us on https://www.facebook.com/CuparLibrary or check our What’s ON page.

ON at Cupar Library:

  • Books to suit all ages and interests, including on CD and in large print
  • Free requests for our books not on the shelf when you visit
  • Access to quality reference books and online information
  • Local History resources (appointments available, please book in advance)
  • Free PC and internet access (please book in advance)
  • Basic IT skills taster sessions
  • Children’s BookBug, BuggyWalks, storytelling and craft sessions
  • WalkOn - a short health walk combined with a book chat
  • Adult Create and Craft weekly drop in session 
  • A meeting room for community groups to hire
  • Reading group for adults
  • Photocopying and scanning
  • Self serve issue and return
  • RADAR Keys
  • FREE Wifi

Local Studies Department:

  • Census Records
  • Old Parish Registers
  • Newspaper and Photographic Archive
  • Maps; Valuation Rolls; Sasines
  • Books and other resources

This department is in the Duncan Room on the first floor, and is open during library hours.

Planning your visit:

  • On street parking
  • Nearby bus stops
  • Toilets with baby changing facilities

Fife Family History Society - Located at Cupar library in the Local Studies area. 

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