The English Library Tenerife

The English Library Tenerife

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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Rickybear
Bristol, UK5,970 contributions
Sep 2021
Situated in the San Antonio hotel gardens, close to Taoro park. Open to full and temporary membership for books, dvds and jigsaws.
Currently open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. WiFi and tea & coffee available.
Surrounded by lovely gardens including some unique plants.
Written October 1, 2021
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wmwiles55
Cowbridge, UK15 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We are staying at hotel parque San Antonio and were amazed to find this library in the grounds of the hotel. I read a lot and don’t want a kindle so have bought lots of books with me. If I’d have known this was here I wouldn’t have bothered to bring any. There are modern books and classics, non fiction, DVD’s jigsaws and much much more. It is absolutely worth a visit if you love books and are anywhere nearby. Looked after by a very cheerful and friendly volunteer staff.
Written February 1, 2020
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Barry G
High Wycombe, UK11 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
A must for the English a warm and friendly welcome to every body you can look around the gardens an watch the Monarch butterflies and have a coffee or tea sit and relax with a good chat to the local English community
Written September 16, 2015
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George O
Wickham Market, UK9 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
The English library is a focal point for people who live in Puerto de la Cruz and for those thinking of living here. The library has been in existence for more than 100 years and has a large collection of books DVDs and Videos, to suit all tastes, which can be enjoyed by those who take out annual or temporary membership, depending on how long you wish to avail yourself of the service.
Every month a social function is arranged: hog roast, pantomime, talk, film show etc which are followed by refreshments.
The library is open Monday and Friday afternoons and Wednesday and Saturday mornings when coffee / tea is available.
The library is staffed by volunteers all of whom are willing to assist the visitor.
If you are staying in Puerto for a short or long period of time the Library will bring you into contact with others some of whom may become lifelong friends. The gardens which surround it provide a haven in which to relax, and there is always someone to talk to, many of whom have lead interesting lives.
Written December 22, 2015
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DWANGBirmingham_UK
Birmingham, UK32 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
It was by accident I came across this English library when I was on holiday in Tenerife. It was near the hotel I stayed in and is a real oasis for someone who can't read Spanish books.
Written January 22, 2018
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Dougie T
Kirkcaldy, UK44 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
I never used the Library but my wife used it a couple of times and said the staff were very friendly and helpful. It's very cheap too.
Written July 31, 2017
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glow452015
Exeter, UK89 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
This really is a nice little place, so quiet and the amount of assorted books inside is astonishing. buy or rent your choice.
Written February 5, 2017
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DKay
Puerto de la Cruz, Spain82 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
The library is extensive in books and DVDs. The gardens are beautifully maintained and offers a quite place to sit and relax. There is a choice of a membership subscriptions depending on whether you live in Tenerife full or part-time. The social events are excellent and a great way to meet new people as well as enjoying the buffet. The library is a great place for people who are new to the island and while finding there feet, can gain a social life, meet new friends all within a very peaceful environment.
Written July 5, 2016
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Sally S
Puerto de la Cruz, Spain349 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
A haven of peace and tranquility with a wealth of books for locals or even temporary membership for tourists. Regular events, too.
Written November 28, 2015
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Brian E
Puerto de la Cruz, Spain125 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
An English language lending Library for the expat community and long term visitors. Established in 1900 and sited in its own purpose built buiding, set in beautiful gardens, since 1903. Very much part of the history of Puerto de la Cruz. A membership library run by volunteers yet visitors are welcome to come and browse. Reputed to be one of the largest collections of English language books in Europe, outside of the UK. Stuck in a timewarp, maybe, but it is more than a library, it acts as a social hub for the local community.
Written September 2, 2015
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The English Library Tenerife is open:
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM