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Wakefield Library

Wakefield Library


Wakefield One,
Burton Street,


*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 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
•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
•Lift to all floors
•Accessible toilet
•Baby changing facilities
•Registered assistance dogs welcome

Education/study area

Disabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

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


Free entry



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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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed