Airedale Library

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Important Information


Welcome back!

Re-opening information

We are operating reduced hours and activities in order to be Covid-19 Secure so that you can visit and use the library with confidence.

Key changes

  • Face Masks: You should wear a mask if you can
  • Hand sanitising: Customers must use the sanitiser provided before entering the library
  • Borrowing: The library will be open for self-serve book borrowing and return
  • Computers: Computer use is limited to 30 minutes and pre-booking is advised
  • Events: There will be no weekly events, story times or regular meetings on the premises until further notice
  • Study Space: One hour bookable study spaces available in most libraries - contact your local library to book
  • Fines: We stopped charging fines for overdue items from 1 April 2020
  • Joining: From 1 October 2020 you can join the library without proof of identification
  • Food and drink: Teas, coffees and refreshments/foods not to be consumed on the premises
  • Online resources: Our online resources, including weekly story times, continue to be available. See our full range of online resources
  • Printer: Printing, scanning and photocopying will be self-serve, customers must sign up to a Papercut account and have the correct change to use these services

Open​​ing hours:Location
Monday​​9:30am - 1pm

The Airedale Centre
The Square
Airedale
Castleford
WF10 3JJ

01977 724040 

Tuesday9:30am - 1pm
Wednesday9:30am - 4:30pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday
9:30am - 1pm
Saturday9:30am - 1pm
SundayClosed​
airedalelibrary@wakefield.gov.uk

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What's on >>​

Resources and Services

  • Access to a wide range of books and more for all ages
  • Local and family history collection
  • Children's section from toddler to teenager
  • 5 computers with internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • Self-service check-outs
  • Reminiscence boxes
  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages - temporarily suspended
    School and group visits welcome - temporarily suspended
  • Accessible facilities, Induction loop
  • Rooms to hire - small meetings with social distancing measures may be possible- please contact the library for details
    Toilets and baby-change - temporarily closed
  • Car park nearby at The Square

Tovertafel - temporarily suspended

We are proud to offer Tovertafel, a magic table stimulating both physical and emotional activity encouraging social interaction that creates moments of happiness for people living with dementia and learning difficulties.


Contact us

Libraries Services

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

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