Ayrshire Archives and Libraries

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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Scotland Archives and Libraries page.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Ayrshire Archives
Ayrshire Archives HQ
Watson Peat Building
Auchincruive, Ayr KA6 5HW UK
Telephone: 01292 521819
Email: archives@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Ayrshire Archives

Ayrshire Archives is the local authority archive service for South Ayrshire Council, East Ayrshire Council, and North Ayrshire Council. The Ayrshire Archives Service was established in 1996 by the three Ayrshire councils to preserve and make accessible Ayrshire’s documentary heritage. The archive service looks after and provides access to records of historical importance belonging to the three local authorities and their predecessors, as well as private records that relate to the historical development of Ayrshire and Arran. Ayrshire Archives covers the whole of Ayrshire including the Cumbraes and Arran and our collections are located at various repositories across Ayrshire.

East Ayrshire Archives
Burns Monument Centre
Kay Park
Kilmarnock KA3 7RU UK
Telephone: 01563 576695/576696
Email: info@burnsmonumentcentre.co.uk
Website: East Ayrshire Archives

North Ayrshire Archives
The Heritage Centre
Manse Street
Saltcoats KA21 5AA UK
Telephone: 01294 464174
Email: naheritage@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: North Ayrshire Archives

Libraries[edit | edit source]

East Ayrshire Council[edit | edit source]

Auchinleck Community Library
Well Road
Auchinleck, East Ayrshire KA18 2JY UK
Telephone: 01290 428450
Email: auchinleck.library@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Auchinleck Community Library

Burns Monument Centre
Kay Park
Kilmarnock KA3 7RU UK
Telephone: 01563 553654
Email: info@burnsmonumentcentre.co.uk
Website: Burns Monument Centre

Crosshouse Community Library
Crosshouse Area Centre
Annandale Gardens
Crosshouse KA2 0LE UK<br<Telephone: 01563 503290
Email: Crosshouse.Library@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Crosshouse Community Library

Cumnock Community Library
Rothesay House
1 Greenholm Road
Cumnock KA18 1LH UK
Telephone: 01290 427710
Email: cumnock.library@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Cumnock Community Library

Darvel Community Library
Town Hall
10-12 West Main Street
Darvel KA17 0AQ UK
Telephone: 01563 503096
Email: DarvelLibrary@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Darvel Community Library

Dick Institute
Elmbank Ave
Kilmarnock KA1 3BU UK
Telephone: 01563 554300
Email: DickInstituteLendingLibrary@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Dick Institute

Drongan Community Library
Community Wing
Millmannoch Avenue
Drongan KA6 7BY UK
Telephone: 01563 503099
Email: drongan.library@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Drongan Community Library

Galston Community Library
24 Henrietta Street
Galston KA4 8HQ UK
Telephone: 01563 821994
Email: galstonlibrary@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Galston Community Library

Mauchline Library
Burns House Museum
Castle St
Mauchline KA5 5BZ UK
Telephone: 01290 550045
Email: BurnsHouse.MuseumandLibrary@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Mauchline Library

Newmilns Community Library
4 Craigview Road
Newmilns KA16 9DQ UK
Telephone: 01563 576647
Email: Newmilns.Library@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Newmilns Community Library

Patna Community Library
Whitehill Avenue
Patna KA6 7LY UK
Telephone: 01563 503019
Email: patna.library@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Patna Community Library

Stewarton Community Library
Stewarton Area Centre
Avenue Street
Stewarton KA3 5AP UK
Telephone: 01563 553670
Email: stewartonlibrary@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Stewarton Community Library

Whatriggs Community Library
Whatriggs Primary School
79 Whatriggs Rd
Kilmarnock KA1 3RB UK
Telephone: 01563 503095
Email: WhatriggsLibrary@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Whatriggs Community Library

North Ayrshire Council[edit | edit source]

Ardrossan Library
39-41Princes Street
Ardrossan KA22 8BT UK
Telephone: 01294 469682
Email: ardrossanlibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Ardrossan Library
Website #2: Ardrossan Library

Beattie Library (Stevenston)
1 Main Street
Stevenston KA20 3AB UK
Telephone: 01294 469535
Email: stevenstonlibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Beattie Library (Stevenston)
Website #2: Beattie Library (Stevenston)

Beith Library
39-41 Main Street
Beith KA15 2AD UK
Telephone: 01505 503613
Email: beithlibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Beith Library
Website #2: Beith Library

Bourtreehill Library
Cheviot Way
Bourtreehill South
Irvine KA11 1JU UK
Telephone: 01294 216958
Email: bourtreehilllibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Bourtreehill Library
Website #2: Bourtreehill Library

Dalry Library
14-16 The Cross
Dalry KA24 5AW UK
Telephone: 01294 833196
Email: dalrylibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Dalry Library
Website #2: Dalry Library

Dreghorn Library
21 Main Street
Dreghorn, Irvine KA11 4AQ UK
Telephone: 01294 211072
Email: dreghornlibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Dreghorn Library
Website #2: Dreghorn Library

Fairlie Library
Village Hall
72 Main Road
Fairlie, Largs KA29 0AD UK
Telephone: 01475 568707
Email: fairlielibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Fairlie Library
Website #2: Fairlie Library

Irvine Library
168 High Street
Irvine KA12 8AN UK
Telephone: 01294 271295
Email: irvinelibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Irvine Library
Website #2: Irvine Library

Kilbirnie Library
6 Avils Place
Kilbirnie KA25 6BL UK
Telephone: 01505 684218
Email: kilbirnielibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Kilbirnie Library
Website #2: Kilbirnie Library

Kilwinning Library
St Winnings Lane
Kilwinning KA13 6EP UK
Telephone: 01294 554699
Email: kilwinninglibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Kilwinning Library
Website #2: Kilwinning Library

Largs Library
26 Allanpark Street
Largs KA30 9AG UK
Telephone: 01475 673309
Email: largslibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Largs Library
Website #2: Largs Library

Saltcoats Library
Springvale Place
Saltcoats KA21 5LS UK
Telephone: 01294 469546
Email: saltcoatslibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Saltcoats Library
Website #2: Saltcoats Library

Skelmorlie Library
Skelmorlie Community Centre
8 Skelmorlie Castle Road
Skelmorlie PA17 5AQ UK
Telephone: 01475 520493
Email: skelmorlielibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Skelmorlie Library
Website #2: Skelmorlie Library

Springside Library
Springside Community Centre
Overtoun Road
Springside, Irvine KA11 3BG UK
Telephone: 01294 215411
Email: springsidelibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Springside Library
Website #2: Springside Library

West Kilbride Library
Halfway Street
West Kilbride KA23 9EQ UK
Telephone: 01294 822987
Email: westkilbridelibrary@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: West Kilbride Library
Website #2: West Kilbride Library

South Ayrshire Council[edit | edit source]

Alloway Library
Doonholm Road
Ayr KA7 4QQ UK
Telephone: 01292 442395
Email: Alloway.Library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Alloway Library

Ballantrae Library
The Hall
Ballantrae KA26 0NB UK
Telephone: 01465 831521
Email: Ballantrae.Library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Ballantrae Library

Carnegie Library
12 Main Street
Ayr KA8 8EB UK
Telephone: 01292 286385
Email: carnegie.library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Carnegie Library

Forehill Library
31 Mount Oliphant Crescent
Ayr KA7 3EN UK
Telephone: 01292 265591
Email: Forehill.Library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Forehill Library

Girvan Library
Montgomerie Street
Girvan KA26 9HE UK
Telephone: 01465 712813
Email: Girvan.Library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Girvan Library

John Rodie Library
39 Annbank Road
Mossblown KA6 5DZ UK
Telephone: 01292 520792
Email: JohnRodie.Library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: John Rodie Library

Maybole Library
1 High Street
Maybole KA19 7AB UK
Telephone: 01655 883044
Email: Maybole@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Maybole Library

Prestwick Library
14 Kyle Street
Prestwick KA9 1PQ UK
Telephone: 01292 476769
Email: prestwick.library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Prestwick Library

Symington Library
Brewlands Road
Symington KA1 5QZ UK
Telephone: 01563 830066
Email: Symington.library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Symington Library

Tarbolton Library
Tarbolton Community Campus
Montgomerie Street
Tarbolton KA5 5QA UK
Telephone: 01292 541211
Email: Tarbolton.library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Tarbolton Library

Troon Library
5 South Beach
Troon KA10 6EF UK
Telephone: 01292 315352
Email: Troon.library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Troon Library

For a list of Ayrshire libraries, go to List of libraries in Scotland in Wikipedia. Scroll down to East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire. The parishes in historic Ayrshire are listed in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Dick Institute
Elmbank Ave
Kilmarnock KA1 3BU UK
Telephone: 01563 554300
Email: boxoffice@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: Dick Institute
Website #2: Dick Institute

Largs Museum
Kirkgate House
Manse Ct
Largs KA30 8AW UK
Telephone: 01475 687081
Email: lauracurrie@fastmail.fm
Website: Largs Museum
Website #2: Largs Museum

McKechnie Institute
Dalrymple St
Girvan KA26 9AE UK
Telephone: 01465 713643
Email: Keir.Murray@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Email #2: rozelle.house@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: McKechnie Institute

Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume
1 Dalry Rd
Kilwinning KA13 6PL UK
Telephone: 01294 552448
Email: admin@dalgarvenmill.org.uk
Website: Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume

North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
12 Manse St
Saltcoats KA21 5AA UK
Telephone: 01294 464174
Email: naheritage@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Website: North Ayrshire Heritage Centre

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Murdoch's Lone
Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ UK
Telephone: 01292 443700
Email: burns@nts.org.uk
Website: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

West Kilbride Museum
West Kilbride Village Hall
1 Arthur Street
West Kilbride KA23 9EN UK
Telephone: 01924 824867
Email: admin@westkilbridemuseum.org.uk
Website: West Kilbride Museum

For a list of Ayrshire museums, go to List of museums in Scotland in Wikipedia. Scroll down to East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire. The parishes in historic Ayrshire are listed in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.