Castleford Forum Library and Museum


Important Information

Welcome Back!

From Monday 12 April Libraries will be open for browsing and book borrowing, computer use and bookable study space. An order and collect service is also available.

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.
Opening hours:Ground floor only
Monday10am to 3pm Carlton St
WF10 1BB

01977 722085
Tuesday10am to 5pm
Thursday10am to 5pm
Friday10am to 3pm
Saturday10am to 3pm
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 - temporarily suspended

  • Printing and scanning facilities - For pre booked computer sessions only

  • Faxing - temporarily suspended
  • Self-service check-outs
  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages - temporarily suspended
    School and group visits welcome - temporarily suspended
  • Accessible facilities, induction loop
  • Toilets and baby-change - temporarily closed
  • Car park nearby at Aire Street

Contact us

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Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

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