Free entry


Discover a whole new world of reading at Sandal Library. Be inspired by the nearby Sandal Castle and read of knights and kings and discover your own tales of old in the dedicated local and family history section.

Sandal Castle is the Wakefield district’s first fully dementia friendly library with a layout including subtle design features which are specifically incorporated to make it easier for people living with dementia to use.

There is also a reminiscence lounge with a local history slideshow for all to enjoy. Don’t forget to get involved in the programme of weekly events taking place for all ages.

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 available for use- pre-booking is advised

  • Bookable study space

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Printing and scanning facilities

  • Self-service check-outs

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

  • School and group visits welcome

  • Reminiscence lounge with local history slideshow

  • Accessible facilities, including an induction loop, dementia friendly

  • Accessible toilets

  • Car park opposite library

  • Tovertafel*

  • Cycle parking, borrowable lock and mini repair kit onsite

*Sandal Library is proud to offer Tovertafel, a magic table stimulating both physical and emotional activity encouraging social interaction that creates moments of happiness for people with dementia and learning disabilities.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday : Closed

Friday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Dementia Friendly
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Sparable Lane, off Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, WF1 5LJ




Venue Facilities

  • Toilets