Library:Wakefield Library

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Wakefield Library

Wakefield Library

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Wakefield One,
Burton Street,


Re-opening information

The library is re-opening on 20 July 2020 with reduced hours initially – see schedule below. There will be changes to its operation to protect the health of everyone. Please see the website for health and safety guidelines and changes to services.

Library resources, services and functions:

•Large collection of fiction and non-fiction books, including large print and talking books
•Variety of quick choice, easy access and popular material
•Collections of fictions and non-fiction books in foreign languages
•Substantial reference and information section
•Newspapers and periodicals
•Community notices
•Large local history collection
•Sound and vision collection
•65 public access computers with FREE internet access and Microsoft Office suite
•Free Wi-Fi for library members
•Four self-service checkouts
•Microfilm readers with the latest software and touch screen technology
•Designated quiet zones for study
•A4 and A3 colour printing, photocopying and scanning facilities

Childrens resources and services at Wakefield Library:

•Books to suit all ages from toddler to teenager
•Books in dual languages
•11 children's computers with appropriately filtered internet access
•Parent and carer collection
•5 teenage computers with appropriately filtered internet access


•Step-free access
•Induction loop
•Lift to all floors
•Accessible toilet
•Baby changing facilities
•Registered assistance dogs welcome

Education/study area

Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: CLOSED


Free entry


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

Map reference: SE 328209  Lat: 53.68427 Long: -1.50344

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Wakefield Westgate station


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed