Carlisle Library is situated in The Lanes Shopping Centre. Accessible via lift and staircase, it is fully wheelchair accessible with plenty of space for movement within the library itself. The library is spacious and offers a wide range of book in multiple genres including fiction, non-fiction, and a children’s area. Additionally, Carlisle Library also offers computer services (including printing and photocopying).

Also, Carlisle Library often runs events for children during school holidays including reading challenges and sessions. The staff are very friendly and are eager to help out in any way they can to make the library more accessible for you.


  • Browsing and book loan;
  • Bookclub loans;
  • Computer services (printing, photocopying, etc);
  • Loanable dementia bags;
  • Sale of hearing aid batteries.


The library is completely wheelchair accessible with level access throughout. The first floor is accessible via lift. Additionally, the library is connected to The Lanes and multi-story car park using lifts.

There are disabled access toilets outside the library as well as a Changing Places bathroom with a hoist. Collect the radar key for the Changing Places bathroom from the library’s front desk.

The library has close bus transport connections. The train station is a ten minute walk away.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

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Finally, for additional information on The Lanes Shopping Centre, please see here.

Q Does the library supply bus passes?

No, however you can collect bus pass application forms from the library.

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