Pittenweem Library
  • Opening Hours
    • Monday 2pm – 5pm
    • Wednesday 2pm – 5pm
    • Friday 10am – 1pm
    • Saturday 10am – 1pm


Latest News

  • We’re open and hosting an exhibition!
    We are delighted to be open again with all normal services resumed. We also have an exciting new exhibition in collaboration with Fife Contemporary we are hosting The Craft Pods. Do come along and see them – they are well behaved during the day when volunteers and visitors are around, but we think they may… Read more: We’re open and hosting an exhibition!
  • We’re reopening – renovation nearly complete!
    At last the news we’ve all been waiting for! The library will reopen this coming Monday, 25 March, at 2pm and will be open at the usual times from then on: Monday and Wednesday 2 – 5 Friday and Saturday 10 – 1 Please note that we will be closed on Easter Monday (1 April).… Read more: We’re reopening – renovation nearly complete!
  • Spring 2024 – A new series of talks
    We are planning an exciting line up of speakers, all with a strong Fife connection – save the dates!
  • Pittenweem Post
    The Post is a community newsletter produced by library volunteers. It comes out on the second Friday of each month and you can have it sent directly to your inbox – see post for details. Or you can pick up a paper copy from some of the Pittenweem businesses.
  • Bookbug is back home!
    UPDATE: Our Bookbug sessions will be back home in the Library after we open up again on Monday 25 March. There is a Bookbug every Saturday from 9.30 to 10.00 am. Please come along if you are aged between 0 and 4 years and can bring a responsible adult with you!
  • Reminiscence Café – back in the Library
    UPDATE: We look forward to seeing you back in the Library for our next Reminiscence Café. We have a Reminiscence Café for older members of the community. It is on Monday 8 January and the first Monday of each month thereafter between 11.00am and 12.00pm

Our Latest Book Reviews

Our book reviews are sent to members and subscribers every 3 weeks (or so). Below are some of our recent reviews. Click on any of the titles to read the full reviews and also search for any of our past reviews. You can subscribe to our book review newsletters here.

  • All that Lives by James Oswald
    If you are looking for a compulsive read, then go no further than the books of James Oswald, who was the guest speaker at our first spring talk of 2024. The library holds All that Lives and six others in the series.
  • The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh
    Amitav Ghosh is an Indian writer who has won many awards for his wide range of published works that include both historical fiction and non-fiction. Thanks to our library member for such an enthusiastic review.
  • Evil Eye by Etaf Rum 
    Etaf Rum is a Palestinian-American best-selling author whose debut novel A Woman is Man gained a lot of interest. She was raised in a traditional family, entered an arranged marriage at a young age, moved to North Carolina and taught literature at a community college. Her own experiences clearly influence her writing. Her success has continued with Evil Eye being named as USA National Public Radio Best Book of the Year in 2023.
  • Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
    Claire Keegan is an Irish writer who is best known for her short stories. Small Things Like These was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and also the Rathbones Folio Prize, awarded for the finest work of literature, regardless of form, to be published in the English language. It won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, and also the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.
  • The Offing by Benjamin Myers
    Benjamin Myers is a journalist and author whose published books include historical, crime, and literary fiction and poetry. He was brought up in County Durham and his love of this part of Northern England is reflected in many of his novels including The Offing, which was a best seller in the UK. The sea is ever present in this novel, from the coal black beaches of home to the spectacular coastline at Robin Hood’s Bay.
  • Slow Down When Someone Dies by Lin Carruthers and Kate Clark
    Slow Down When Someone Dies, is a very practical guide to a subject that people still find hard to talk about, yet we all know we will have to deal with at some time. So do think about looking at this book which is held in the library.

Visit Us

  • Old Town Hall, Cove Wynd, Pittenweem, Anstruther KY10 2LE
  • library@pittclic.org.uk
  • 01333 311591