Castleford Forum Library and Museum

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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.

Library Customers are still encouraged to wear a mask in crowded and indoor spaces where they may come into contact with people they do not normally meet.

Opening hours

Day Time
​​Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday Closed


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In 2013 the old two-storey Carnegie Library at Castleford was transformed into an open plan three-storey 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.

Facilities 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
  • 14 computers with Internet access available for use - pre booking is advised
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Cycle parking available in close proximity, borrowable lock and mini repair kit onsite

Contact Us

Libraries Services Wakefield One PO Box 700 Burton Street Wakefield WF1 2EB

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