Library of Innerpeffray


The Library of Innerpeffray was Scotland's first free, public lending library, and now a museum, set in a very rural location beside the river Earn in Perthshire. The Library building shares the Innerpeffray site with Innerpeffray Chapel (in the care of Historic Environment Scotland) and the nineteenth
century Innerpeffray School buildings. The collection is primarily made up of a collection of historic and rare books dating from 1476 to the present day. The Library is open for visitors for 8 months of the year, with guided tours, exhibitions, events and open days. The site now includes a Heritage Trail telling the story of the local area through the ages; the trail is open to visitors all year round free of charge.
Innerpeffray has shared its collection with local people and visitors for three hundred and forty years and has a small local history collection but the strength of its attraction for the local historian is the Borrowers' Register, recording all the local people who borrowed books between 1747 and 1968.


Innerpeffray, Crieff, PH7 3RF
01764 652819


Lara Haggerty
Library Manager and Keeper of Books
01764 652819

Events List

Date Title Town/City
9 July, 2023 - 14:00 Lost Country Houses of Perthshire Crieff
22 May, 2021 - 14:00 Library Lives: Books, Borrowers and Beyond online