Cornhome’s Community Hub

Cornholme and Portsmouth Old Library is a community-owned building

Cornholme’s Old Library is a lively community space hosting a cafe, events, classes and activities for everyone who lives locally.

We’re open generally from Mon-Wed 10:00 til 2:00.  Join us for…


Tasty, healthy food that’s also good value. Come use our computers with Internet access, have a tea or coffee, have a chat – enjoy some of the best meals in the valley!

Mon 11-2, Tues, 10-2, Weds 10-2

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Groups, classes and other activities

Our building hosts a range of groups and classes targeted at young and old. Yoga, fitness classes, Job Club, Parents & Toddler and more…

See our full timetable

Hiring the building

You can hire the Old Library for your event, meeting or class. Find out more

What people say about The Old Library

  • “Enjoyed learning to relax in Meditation Class” – Jean Carr
  • Marvellous to have this resource in Cornholme!” – Anna Butler
  • “The Open Garden Trail was very enjoyable. the gardens were all interesting” – Judy Canham
  • “Very pleased The Old library is open. Enjoyed meditation. Will practice at home” – Ann Tattersall
  • “Good to see the building being used again, for courses and events, lovely to see so many people at the events and hopefully attending the courses” – Lesley Horsfall
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