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Excellent civic resource

The Perth library is such an excellent resource for those engaged with local historical research... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Ian E
Lovely warm & welcoming

Lovely and relaxing space. With an obvious array of books and usual library standard. However love... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
San Francisco
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The AK Bell Library in Perth is a bright, open building where you can relax, have a snack, read and learn, treat yourself or socialise. It offers a broad range of borrowing, information and learning services for all ages. You can learn about the...more
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York Place, Perth PH2 8EP, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Perth library is such an excellent resource for those engaged with local historical research. Very helpful staff and excellent resources.

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Lovely and relaxing space. With an obvious array of books and usual library standard. However love the kids craft table always refreshed and new activities. Great how they hold rhyme time from ages 0-5yrs. Brillant during holidays that they encourage & reward children to read...More

Thank Waltzeress
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I regularly come here for the obvious book related reasons, but i often come here to work upstairs too. There is great lighting, power, desk and chairs (traditional or more armchair type - depending how you like to work) - i get a lot of...More

Thank fionava
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Visited the café with friends and we enjoyed light lunches promptly served and very tasty, sandwiches are made to order. Staff are friendly and helpful. Pay Parking available.

1  Thank menubuster
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The AK Bell library is an informative and interesting place to visit - the library has an excellent genealogy section that I have visited many times, the staff always happy to help with whatever you're looking for.

1  Thank kay_fergus
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The AK Bell library is wonderful. There's a good cafe, always an interesting exhibition upstairs, great range of periodicals and newspapers, the wifi is fast, the cairs are comfortable and many, good views and best of all, Kid Friendly! ... And so on. Far more...More

Thank Malcolm-Dow
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Was in in town And joined Library in this lovely building it had a good range of books. Don't think it will take long before finding some books to read. Staff were very helpful and showed me where type of books maybe interested in.

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

After seeing the impressive exterior of the library I imagined something equally grand on the inside. Sadly, this was not the case. It's a typical local library inside - bright, modern and functional. There's a nice little cafe inside which was atypical of a local...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Having lived near Perth for many years I occasionally drop in here for coffee and a snack - but have always been disappointed. There is no atmosphere, the staff are lacklustre and the food ordinary. Soup and sandwiches. Scones are dry, tray bakes are past...More

Thank Alastair G
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here last week can't complain always have the books I'm looking for. Also there is lots for children here as well. Alway made to feel very welcome and staff are very helpful

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