Library:Hemsworth Library

Library, free entry


Market Street,
West Yorkshire,


*The information below is correct at 10am on Wednesday 18th March.*

We're sorry to announce that all Wakefield district libraries are currently closed. We have the latest information on council services that are affected by COVID-19 on the council webpage:

Library resources, services and facilities include:

•Large collection of fiction and non-fiction books, including large print and talking books
•Variety of ‘quick choice’ and easy access popular material
•Reference and information material
•Newspapers and periodicals
•Community notices
•Local history collection
•DVD collection
•12 public access computers with FREE internet access and Microsoft Office suite
•FREE access at the library to and
•Self-service checkout
•A4 and A3 colour printing, photocopying and scanning facilities
•Meeting room available to hire

Children's resources and services:
•Books to suit all ages from toddler to teenager
•6 children’s computers with appropriately filtered internet access
•Activities during school holidays - check the library blog ‘what’s on’ page for further information
•Regular school visits for library instruction and Storytime

•Step-free access
•Induction loop
•Accessible toilet
•Registered assistance dogs welcome
•There is a car park next to the library which has accessible bays

Education/study areaFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Monday 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9:30am - 7pm
Wednesday - Closed
Friday 9:30am - 4pm
Saturday 9:30am - 1pm
Sunday - Closed


Free entry



See location of Hemsworth Library on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 428130  Lat: 53.61180 Long: -1.35454

By Road:
Hemsworth Library is situated in the centre of town, set back from the main road, adjacent to the Kings Head public house. There is a free car park with disabled parking at the rear of the library.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Fitzwilliam Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Hemsworth Bus Station


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired