Castleford Forum Library and Museum


Important Information

Welcome Back!

From Monday 19 July we want you to visit our libraries with confidence and feel safe. We are therefore keeping some of our safety measures in place. This includes:

  • Asking customers to sanitise their hands
  • Asking staff and customer to wear face coverings, if they can
  • One way systems to remain in place
  • Computer use will resume to 2 hours
  • Track and trace codes and paper alternatives will remain in place we do encourage customers to use this

Opening hours:Ground floor only
Monday9am to 5pm Carlton St
WF10 1BB

01977 722085
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Thursday9am to 5pm
Friday9am to 5pm
Saturday9am to 4pm
Museum opening times


What's on >>

In 2013 the old two story Carnegie Library at Castleford was transformed into an open plan three story Library and Museum. The library covers the two lower floors of the building, on the top floor the museum captures the history of Castleford, from the Bronze Age to the modern day.  A brief history of the Carnegie Library at Castleford is available in the downloads section on this page.

​Resources and Services

  • Access to a wide range of books and more for all ages

  • Local history collection

  • Digital microfilm readers

  • Children's section from toddler to teenage 

  • 7 computers with Internet access -  pre booking is advised

  • Free WiFi

  • Printing and scanning facilities

  • Faxing
  • Self-service check-outs
  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages - sessions to be booked in advance
  • School and group visits welcome
  • Accessible facilities, induction loop
  • Toilets and baby-change

  • Car park nearby at Aire Street

Contact us

Libraries Services

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

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