Wakefield Library


Important Information

Due to the introduction of the new national lockdown we will be operating a reduced service from Tuesday 5 January 2021.

  • Borrowing: Order books for collection (please call the library on the number below for more details)
  • Computers: 30 minutes computer access for essential purposes only. Pre booking is essential. Please call the library to book your slot or do it online.
  • Printing: Printing and scanning will be self-serve for pre-booked users only. Customers must sign up to a Papercut account and have the correct change to use these services.
  • Joining: You can join the library without proof of identification. Join online or call your library.
  • Fines: We stopped charging fines for overdue items from 1 April 2020
  • UK Visa services: Available at Wakefield Library by appointment only.
  • Online resources: Our online resources, including weekly story times, continue to be available. See our full range of online resources

When visiting the library you should wear a face covering if you can and must use the sanitiser provided before entering the library.

Opening hours:Location
Monday10am - 4pm Wakefield One
Burton Street

Main Library:
01924 305 376
Local Studies Library/Museum:
01924 305 356
Tuesday10am - 4pm
Wednesday10am - 4pm
Thursday10am - 4pm
Friday10am - 4pm
Saturday10am - 4pm


What's on >>

Reso​​urces and Services

  • Maps custom-printed on demand - temporarily suspended
  • Wide range of books and more for all ages - Call the library for order and collect service
  • Large local collection with 1 microfilm reader and 2 computers with internet - temporarily suspended
  • Children's section from toddler to teenager - Call the library for order and collect service
  • Collections of books in foreign languages - Call the library for order and collect service
  • 10 computers with internet access - Essential use only, pre booking is essential 

  • Free WiFi - temporarily suspended
  • Printing and scanning facilities - For pre booked computer sessions only

  • Designated quiet zones for study- temporarily suspended

  • Tovertafel – temporarily suspended
  • Self-service check-outs - temporarily suspended
  • 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

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01924 302 210