Pontefract Library

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Important Information


The first 'free' public library in Pontefract was built with money donated by the famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The Art Nouveau building was officially opened on 21 September 1905.  The current library was opened in 1975. The old Carnegie library later became Pontefract Museum. See the downloads section for a brief history of Pontefract Library.

Tovertafel

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.

Opening hours:Location
Monday9:30am - 7pm Shoemarket
Pontefract
WF8 1BD

Main Library:
01977 727 692
Children's Library:
01977 727 695
Tuesday9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday9:30am - 6pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday9:30am - 5pm
Saturday9:30am - 4​pm
SundayClosed
pontefractlibrary@wakefield.gov.uk

Christmas and new year opening times

What's on >>​

Res​​ources and Services

  • Access to a wide range of books and more for all ages
  • Large local history collection with 2 microform readers
  • Children's section from toddler to teenager
  • 31 computers with internet access
  • Designated quiet zones for study
  • Free wi-fi
  • Printing, fax and scanning facilities
  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages
  • Tovertafel
  • Self-service and manned check-outs
  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages
  • School and group visits welcome
  • Accessible facilities, induction loop
  • Meeting room to hire
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Parking nearby around town centre


Contact us

Libraries Services

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

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