Wakefield Library


Important Information

Welcome Back!

From Monday 19 July we want you to visit our libraries with confidence and feel safe. We are therefore keeping some of our safety measures in place. This includes:

  • Asking customers to sanitise their hands
  • Asking staff and customer to wear face coverings, if they can
  • One way systems to remain in place
  • Computer use will resume to 2 hours
  • Track and trace codes and paper alternatives will remain in place we do encourage customers to use this


Wakefield One Burton Street Wakefield WF1 2DD

Main Library: 01924 305 376

Local Studies Library/Museum: 01924 305 356

Opening hours:

  • Monday 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 7pm
  • Thursday 9am - 7pm
  • Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday 9am - 4pm
  • Sunday - Closed


Reso​​urces and Services

  • Maps custom-printed on demand
  • Wide range of books and more for all ages
  • Large local collection with 1 microfilm reader
  • Children's section from toddler to teenager
  • Collections of books in foreign languages
  • 22 computers with internet access - pre booking is advised
  • Self-service check-outs
  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages – sessions to be booked in advance
  • School and group visits welcomeAccessible facilities, induction loop
  • Lift to all floors
  • Toilets and baby-change in Wakefield One building
  • Parking nearby around city centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Printing and scanning facilities

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 and learning difficulties.

Contact us

Libraries Services

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

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01924 302 210