Innerpeffray Library

Last updated 30th January 2009 
Name of library Innerpeffray Library 
Address Innerpeffray, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3RF 
Telephone 01764 652819 
Alternative names Innerpeffray Mortification (private trust) 
Contact & Job Title Anne Edgar,  Librarian
Purpose & 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 
Lending to other libraries & visitors No. None. 
Number of volumes 3,000 pre 1801; 1,400 post 1800 
Periodicals – Back Issues Local newspaper 1907-1915 
Current Periodicals  
Other materials Small quantity of mss and handwritten records. Record of borrowings from 1747-1968 
Volumes added per year  
Coverage  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 
Research resource  
Catalogue Type Computer, typescript 
URL of catalogue Available soon 
Other facilities  
Full Time Staff
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above Web site will be established and catalogue will be available on line 
Anything else about the library 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.