Mobile library service

Changes to service

Monday 27 November

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Mobile Library Service will not be making the following stops:

  • Hemsby Road, Cutsyke
  • Love Lane, Castleford
  • Lightfoot Avenue, Castleford
  • Raglan Close, Castleford
  • Wood View Avenue, Castleford
  • Central Drive, Castleford
  • Wood Lane, Whitwood

The next visit is scheduled for Monday 18 December 2017.


Monday 4 December

The following stops are cancelled and will instead operate on Monday 11 December:

  • The Green/Back Lane, Sharlston - 9:35am to 9:55am
  • Eastville Road, Sharlston – 10am to 10:15am
  • The Heathers, Sharlston - 10:30am to 10:45am
  • Netheroyd, Streethouse- 10:50am to 10:55am
  • St Andrews Drive, North Featherstone - 2pm to 2:30pm
  • Throstle Crest Home, Ackton - 2:45pm to 3pm

The next normal Monday visit is scheduled for Monday 15 January 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Our mobile library service provides a free library service to residents of the Wakefield District.

The mobile library is an easily accessible vehicle with a lift that can accommodate wheelchair users and those with mobility problems.

We provide

  • Free library membership
  • A range of materials for loan including:
    • Fiction
    • Non-fiction
    • Large print
    • Talking books for both adults and children

Where and when does the mobile library visit?

The mobile library follows a three-week schedule around the district. If you would like to know where the mobile library stops near you, please contact the mobile library team. Details are at the bottom of this page.

We do our best to keep to the times but occasionally, due to unavoidable circumstances such as a vehicle breakdown or bad weather, a route or stop may have to be cancelled.

We always publish details of cancellations on the Wakefield Council website and where possible contact customers by telephone.

The Mobile Library in your own home - it’s free

If you, or someone you know, find it difficult to get to a local library then the home delivery service can bring books to you.

Who can use the service?

We deliver to anyone living in the Wakefield District who, due to long term illness or disability is unable to visit their local library or a mobile library stop.

Each month we will bring you a selection of materials to your home, all carefully chosen with you in mind. We will talk to you about your reading interests and select an assortment of books we think you’ll enjoy. These can be in a variety of formats including:

  • Hardback
  • Paperback
  • Large print
  • Books on CD and Cassette

You can also request books you particularly want to read and we will try and locate these from our other libraries - just ask the driver when they call.

Getting in touch

If you would like information about the mobile library routes or to find out how to register for the home delivery service, please contact the mobile library team.

Contact us

Mobile Library Service

Wakefield Council
The Bungalow
Newton Bar Depot
Bradford Road
Wakefield
WF1 2TZ

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01924 302241 / 07766 421183 / 07711 153692 / 07468708800