Free entry


Read, learn, connect and relax in the welcoming Wakefield Library. With thousands of books to choose from, free internet access, events, activities, learning opportunities, local history resources, and more – there is something for everyone.

Facilities and services

  • Maps custom-printed on demand

  • Wide range of books and more for all ages

  • Large local collection with 1 microfilm reader

  • Children’s section from toddler to teenager

  • Collections of books in foreign languages

  • Computers with internet access available for use – pre booking is advised

  • School and Group visits are welcome

  • Self-service check-outs

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

  • School and group visits welcome

  • Accessible facilities, induction loop

  • Lift to all floors

  • Toilets and baby-change in Wakefield One building

  • Parking nearby around the city centre

  • Free WiFi

  • Printing and scanning facilities

  • Cycle parking, borrowable lock and mini repair kit onsite

Wakefield 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 living with dementia and learning difficulties.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Access facilities

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

Venue Details

Find us at

Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2DD




Venue Facilities

  • Toilets