Free entry


Discover a whole new world of reading at Hemsworth Library. Curl up with a good book from the ranges for all ages or find out more about your history in the dedicated local and family history section.

Plus, Hemsworth Library offers a programme of free or low-cost activities for all ages, including Knit and Natter, weekly Coffee Mornings and Storytime for the under 5s.

This venue is talking part in Wakefield Council’s Seed Collection campaign for 2023! To take part, collect any conkers, acorns, sweet chestnuts, and beech nuts that you see on the ground or on the trees, and then drop your collected seeds into the seed bin. To find out more, and find other seed bin venues in the district, click here.

Facilities and services

  • Access to a wide range of books and more for all ages

  • Local and family history collection

  • Children’s book section from toddler to teenager

  • Computers with internet access – pre-booking is advised

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Printing and scanning facilities

  • Self-service and staffed check-outs

  • Programme of weekly activities for all ages – sessions to be booked in advance

  • School and group visits welcome

  • Accessible facilities, including an induction loop

  • Meeting room to hire

  • Car park nearby at Tesco’s

  • Accessible toilet

  • Cycle parking, borrowable lock and mini repair kit onsite

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday : Closed

Thursday : 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Friday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Market Street, Hemsworth, WF9 4JY




Venue Facilities

  • Toilets