Wakefield Library

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Important Information




Welcome Back!

We are operating reduced hours and activities in order to be Covid-19 Secure so that you can visit and use the library with confidence.

Key changes

  • Hand sanitising: Customers must use the sanitiser provided before entering the library.
  • Borrowing: The library will be open for self-serve book borrowing and return.
  • Computers: Computer use is limited to 30 minutes and must be pre-booked online or by telephone.
  • Events: There will be no weekly events, story times or regular meetings on the premises until further notice.
  • Fines: We stopped charging fines for overdue items from 1 April 2020
  • Food and drink: Teas, coffees and refreshments/foods not to be consumed on the premises.
  • Online resources: Our online resources, including weekly story times, continue to be available. See our full range of online resources.
  • Printer: Printing, scanning and photocopying will be self-serve, customers must sign up to a Papercut account and have the correct change to use these services.
Opening hours:Location
Monday10am - 4pm Wakefield One
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2DD

Main Library:
01924 305 376
Local Studies Library/Museum:
01924 305 356
Tuesday10am - 4pm
Wednesday10am - 4pm
Thursday10am - 4pm
Friday10am - 4pm
Saturday10am - 4pm
SundayClosed
wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk

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What's on >>

Reso​​urces and Services

  • Maps custom-printed on demand
  • Wide range of books and more for all ages
  • Large local history collection with 6 microform readers – temporarily suspended
  • Children's section from toddler to teenager
  • Collections of books in foreign languages
  • 10 computers with internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • Designated quiet zones for study
  • Tovertafel – temporarily suspended
  • Self-service check-outs
  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages – temporarily suspended

    School and group visits welcome – temporarily suspended
  • Accessible facilities, induction loop
  • Lift to all floors
  • Toilets and baby-change in Wakefield One building
  • Parking nearby around city centre

  • Meeting room to hire – temporarily suspended

Tovertafel – temporarily suspended

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
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

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