Wakefield Library

Library events

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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.

Opening Hours

Day Time
Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday Closed
woman picking up a book from a library book shelf

Facilities 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
  • Computers with internet access available for use - pre booking is advised
  • School and Group visits are welcome
  • 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
  • Lift to all floors
  • Toilets and baby-change in Wakefield One building
  • Parking nearby around the city centre
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • 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 living with dementia and learning difficulties.

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