46A Leslie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AW
If you live, work or study in Perth & Kinross then you can join the library service.
Adults can now join the library online and access the Digital Library Service by providing just a few basic details, including your email address.
Join at one of our libraries as an adult
Join as a child
Collect an application form from your local library and ask a parent or guardian to fill it in and sign it. We will ask to see something with the adult's name and address on it, for example a driving licence or a rent book.
Completed application forms
Once we have your completed application, a card will be made up for you and you can start using it to borrow items straight away. You can also use your card to get a PIN for you to use the public computers or free wi-fi.
Proof of identity
It is important that you bring along a proof of identity when joining at one of our libraries.
You can do this by bringing in some official documentation with your address on it. This might be, for example, an original Council Tax Bill, or a gas, electricity or telephone bill. It could also be a bank statement, or a driving licence.
The need to have proof of identity is a security measure and is intended to help us protect our stock. By protecting the stock we can ensure that there is always a good choice for you when you visit.
Libraries customer charter
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Free Wi-Fi, access to computers and the internet.
Connect via the People's Network to:
- Study and learn
- Word process your CV and apply for work
- Find information on the world wide web
- Explore our e-library collection of books, magazines, music, reference and audio-books
- Send and receive email
- Prepare a presentation in power-point
- Create spread sheets and databases
- Print your work
All of our libraries provide at least one computer with a flatbed document scanner for customer use.
We currently charge 25p per page for printing in black and white and 45p for colour. The use of the computers and the internet is free.
Let's get on (Opens in a new window) and find ways the internet can work to your advantage.
All of our libraries now have TextHELP Read & Write Gold, WordTalk and Heather and Stuart Scottish Voice accessibility software installed to provide assistance for anyone with reading and writing difficulties, or anyone with English as a second language.
TextHELP Read & Write Gold also includes study skills tools that help with a range of tasks, for example, conducting research using the Internet, essay writing, report writing and proof reading.
A trackerball and keyboard with large keys are also available on request.
Blairgowrie Genealogy Centre is based at Blairgowrie Library in Leslie Street. Volunteers from Blairgowrie and Rattray Local History Trust are available to help with family history enquiries related to the local area.
The Centre is open from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Spring to Autumn. Visits at other times (subject to library opening times) can be arranged by appointment.
The study material consists of the International Genealogy Index fiches covering England, Scotland and Wales and some of Ireland as well as microfilm strips of the Old Parish Registers of Blairgowrie, Rattray and the neighbouring parishes. Copies of all the Census Returns for the years 1841 to 1901 for the local parishes are also available as well as partial cover for 62 other parishes in Perthshire.
The volunteer staff are enthusiasts who are well versed in search procedures and can call on a number of older townspeople whose knowledge of local families is extensive. They show enquirers how to use the equipment and help them find the people they are looking for.
While the Genealogy Group is part of the History Trust it relies on donations from seekers of local family history information in order to function. Please make cheques payable to Blairgowrie History Trust, £10 sterling or equivalent currency conversion.
The library is all on one level allowing wheelchair access to all areas.
There is a ramp to the front doors. Doors are automatic. In addition an induction loop has been added, as have visual alarms and improved internal direction signage.
|Is there a set down point for easy access to the building nearby?||Yes|
|Is access to the building fully wheelchair accessible?||Yes|
|Are the building doors automatic?||Yes|
|Are there priority parking places on-site for people with disabilities?||No|
|Are there on-street disabled badge parking places nearby?||No|
|Is there a bus stop less than 100 metres away?||No|
|Are there any lifts within the building?||No|
|Are the toilets accessible?||No|
|Is there a loop system for the people with hearing loss?||Yes|
|Are there emergency evacuations procedures which cover people with disabilities?||Yes|
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