Library:Sandal Library

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Library, free entry



Sparable Lane,
West Yorkshire,


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

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As part of a major refurbishment in early 2015, Sandal Library was redesigned in consultation with The Alzheimer's Society, becoming the districts first fully dementia friendly library.

The layout includes subtle design features which are specifically incorporated to make it easier for people living with dementia to use.

Library resources:
•Collection of fiction and non-fiction books, including large print and talking books
•Variety of ‘quick choice’ and easy access popular material
•Selection of self-help, health and well-being books
•Reference and information material
•Community notices
•Local history collection
•DVD collection
Facilities and services
•10 public access computers with FREE internet access and Microsoft Office suite
•A4 and A3 colour printing, photocopying and scanning facilities
•Self-service check out
•FREE access at the library to and
•Reminiscence lounge with a slideshow of digitised images from our local history collection

Children’s resources and services at Sandal Library:
• Books to suit all ages from toddler to teenager
• 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
• Registered assistance dogs welcome

What’s On?
The FREE activities available at Sandal Library.

Chatterbooks and Crafts:
Afterschool event for children 8+. Includes book reviews and craft activities
•Monday: 3:30pm–4:30pm (weekly, term time only)

Bookstart Storytime:
A fun, friendly and free session for under 5s with stories, song and rhymes - no booking required, just turn up (weekly, term time only)
•Tuesday: 10:30am–11am

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday 9:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 1pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1pm
Sunday Closed


Free entry



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

Map reference: SE 340191  Lat: 53.66727 Long: -1.48688

By Road:
Follow signs for Sandal

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed