From Monday 17 May Libraries will be open for
- Browsing and book borrowing
- Computer use (30 minute sessions extendable to 2 hours dependent on availability)
- Bookable study space
- Bookable children's story times and activities. Please contact the library for dates and times.
- An order and collect service is also available.
To ensure the library is safe for everyone, please
- Wear a mask if you can.
- Use the sanitiser provided before entering the library.
- Maintain social distance at all times
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.
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.
Monday||9:30am - 7pm||
01977 727 692
01977 727 695
Tuesday||9:30am - 5pm|
Wednesday||9:30am - 6pm|
Friday||9:30am - 5pm|
Saturday||9:30am - 4pm|
| First floor open firstname.lastname@example.org|
Resources 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
4 8 computers with internet access - 6 for general use, 2 for teenagers - pre booking is advised.
Bookable study space
- Free WiFi
Printing, fax and scanning facilities
Programme of weekly activities for all ages -sessions to be booked in advance
School and group visits welcome
Accessible facilities, induction loop
Meeting room to hire -
small meetings with social distancing measures may be possible – please contact the library for details
Baby changing facilities
Parking nearby around town centre