We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plymouth Proprietary Library

111 North Hill, Plymouth PL4 8JY, England
+44 1752 660515
Website
Save
Review Highlights
More useful and necessary given closure of nearby central library.

The main city library at the other end of North Hill has closed to create a History Centre and a... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Jannerbloke
,
Devon
Limited opening hours.

Closed Wednesday and Sunday. Open 10.30 till 7pm on Monday but other days 10 till 12.30 I have... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2015
HillyCirencester
,
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Read all 11 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good55%
  • Average36%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Jan 2017
“More useful and necessary given closure of nearby central library.”
16 Jan 2015
“Limited opening hours.”
Closed
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
111 North Hill, Plymouth PL4 8JY, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1752 660515
Write a Review
Reviews (11)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 26 January 2017

The main city library at the other end of North Hill has closed to create a History Centre and a new style and type of library has opened on a small scale in Mayflower St , making the old fashioned but well stocked subscription library...More

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Closed Wednesday and Sunday. Open 10.30 till 7pm on Monday but other days 10 till 12.30 I have reservations about this place but it is making increasing efforts to be welcoming and inclusive. With the dwindling enthusiasm of the public libraries, PPL is becoming a...More

5  Thank HillyCirencester
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Spend a few minutes exploring the PPL website not least the home page and the catalogue search mechanism and you will begin to discern the struggle going on at all levels between the perceived history and stature of this local institution and the reality of...More

8  Thank Terry C
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Let's hope the people of Plymouth galvanise themselves behind this rare library and help it remain independent. For years dark forces have tried to nudge it into amalgamation with Plymouth Athenaeum. That would be detrimental as the Athenaeum will only asset strip it to fund...More

19  Thank DroftheArts
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Perhaps a little too private or exclusive for it's own good. I noticed it again this week as I walked up over the brow of North Hill and it is now much more prominent on it's corner site. I came here twice while on my...More

10  Thank HillyCirencester
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I live with a member of the Proprietory Library and have visited occasionally with him. It has more life to it than its name and the photos suggest. It struggles a bit in the modern world with so much material available on the internet and...More

9  Thank 777hettiew
Reviewed 12 May 2013

This place looks austere from the outside. Not very inviting despite occasional notices of open days and invitations to new users. Most Plymothians if they have noticed it all, have possibly only done so from the top deck of a red bus caught up in...More

17  Thank DougalM_12
Reviewed 9 August 2012

My neighbour is a 'subscriber' and pays about £1 a week to use the private/independent library. She goes to some of their events. I have been taken along to an open day and once after that when she thought I was showing some interest. It's...More

5  Thank PlongeurV
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Nice idea. A subscription library with a wide selection of general interest books. But the world has moved on. Kindles, Amazon cheap hard copies generally delivered next day, Internet resources for anything arty or reference. A well intentioned friend took me on a visit a...More

9  Thank ChasC_12
Reviewed 11 June 2011

This library is a place of great potential; having lost the core of its stock during the war. It has been a very self-effacing club but I understand there is a younger, educated and more dynamic President in the place now who has some progressive...More

42  Thank DroftheArts
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Red Lantern
29 reviews
.26 km away
Fortescue Hotel
66 reviews
.26 km away
World Peace Cafe
48 reviews
.33 km away
Wokfusion
34 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Burrator Reservoir
637 reviews
.40 km away
Drake's Place
36 reviews
.19 km away
Mutley Baptist Church
10 reviews
.34 km away
Moorview Park
13 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Plymouth Proprietary Library staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit