South Elmsall Library

Library events

​Find out what's on at your local library.

Woman reading a book to a group of children in a library the children are raising their hands

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.

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


woman picking up a book from a library book shelf

Facilities and services

  • Access to a wide range of books and more for all ages
  • Local and family history collection
  • Microfilm reader
  • Children's​​ section from toddler to teenager
  • Computers with internet access - pre booking is advised
  • 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
  • Accessible facilities, induction loop
  • Pay and display car park behind 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

Help us improve

Select how useful the page is
Back to top