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Name of Library: Innerpeffray Library

Address: Innerpeffray, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3RF

Town: Crieff

Telephone: 01764 652819


E-mail: info@innerpeffraylibrary.co.uk


Alternative names

Innerpeffray Mortification (private trust)


Anne Edgar

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

Reference use and library 'museum'

Terms of access

Admission charge 5.00. Tourist use just walk in. Reference use telephone first

Opening hours

Appointment only Nov-Feb.

Wed - Sat 10.00-12.45,14.00-16.45; Su 14.00-16.00; Mon, Tues closed

Disabled access

Library is on first floor, access by stone staircase with handrail. No lift





3,000 pre 1801; 1,400 post 1800

Periodicals - Back Issues

Local newspaper 1907-1915

Current Periodicals


Small quantity of mss and handwritten records. Record of borrowings from 1747-1968

Volumes added per year



General biblical, doctrinal and theological works; controversial literature of C15-C18. English,

Scottish, Continental, important marginillia

Special Collections

French 1860s, Early books by Scottish printers. Collection of David Drummond, 3rd Lord Madderty, given 1680. Collection of Robert Hay Drummond, Archbishop of York, on his death in 1791


Library catalogues, visitor records, borrowing records, financial accounts etc.

Research resource

Catalogue Type

Computer, typescript

URL of catalogue

Available soon

Other facilities

Photocopying and word processing

Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff

Future plans

Web site will be established and catalogue will be available on line


Innerpeffray Library was the first free lending library in Scotland, est. 1680. Collection housed

in purpose-built building of 1762. The lending function ceased in 1968. It is now maintained as

a heritage asset, open to tourists and local residents Friends of Innerpeffray Library founded

1993 is an active support group and welcomes new members

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