Airedale Library

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Welcome to Wakefield Libraries - fine free and no ID.

Read, learn, connect and relax in our welcoming libraries. With thousands of books to choose from, free internet access, events, activities, learning opportunities, local history resources, and more - there is something for everyone. You can even access many of our services from home.

Opening hours

Day Time
​​Monday 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 7pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9:30am - 1​pm
Sunday Closed


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Facilities 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
  • Computers with internet access available for use -pre booking is advised
  • Bookable study space
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • Self-service check-outs
  • Reminiscence boxes
  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages - all sessions to be booked in advance
  • School and group visits welcome
  • 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
  • Car park nearby at The Square
  • Tovertafel*
  • Cycle repair station onsite
  • Cycle parking onsite

*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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