Sandal 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.

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As part of a major refurbishment in early 2015, Sandal Library was redesigned in consultation with The Alzheimer's Society, becoming the districts first fully dementia friendly library. 

The layout includes subtle design features which are specifically incorporated to make it easier for people living with dementia to use.

The download section on this page has more information on the features we integrated into the design.

Opening hours

Day Time
​​Monday 9:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 1pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 1​pm
Sunday Closed


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
  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages - sessions to be booked in advance
  • School and group visits welcome
  • Reminiscence lounge with local history slideshow
  • Accessible facilities, induction loop, dementia friendly
  • Accessible toilets
  • Car park opposite library
  • Tovertafel*
  • Cycle parking, borrowable lock and mini repair kit 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 with dementia and learning disabilities.

Contact Us

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

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