All Council Libraries are closed until further notice.
All overdue library fines will be wiped until further notice.
For further information visit our coronavirus page
Online resources you can use during the lockdown
We have a number of online resources available to access from home, including free eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines.
See our full range of online resources
You need to be a library member to access most of these resources.
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You can renew items up to three times. After that any further renewals are at the discretion of the library staff. This is so everyone gets a fair chance to borrow popular items.
There are three ways to renew your library items:
You can renew items in person at any branch. You will need to show staff your library membership card if you do not have the items with you.
You can renew items by telephone at any library. You will need to tell the member of staff your borrower number (found on the back of your library membership card).
By using Wakefield Libraries Online Catalogue
You can renew items online using our
online catalogue service. You will need to have your library borrower number and PIN number to renew items online. If you do not have a Library PIN then call into any library across the district, where staff will issue you your number - you will need to show staff your library membership card.
You are only permitted one 'unseen' renewal. An 'unseen' renewal is when you renew your items without a member of staff seeing the items. Unseen renewals can be by telephone, email, and online, or by renewing items at a self-service machine at a branch. If you have already renewed your item once then you will need to produce the loaned items at a library for a member of staff to renew them.
Please note: If an item has been reserved by another borrower then you cannot renew the item.