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Find Your Local Library

There are 9 libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan

There are four full-time libraries and five community run libraries. See their individual pages for contact details, opening hours and the services they offer.
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Libraries managed by the Vale of Glamorgan

There are four full-time libraries situated around the Vale of Glamorgan

 

  •  Barry Library, The County Library, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW

    Barry library has the largest selection of books in the Vale and an extensive collection of music and DVDs. Customers can return and check out their own books using a self service checkout. 

     

    The County main reference library and local studies collections are based on the first floor. The library also has:

     

     - An ICT suite 

     - Children and Youth Area

     - Community Room

     - Free computer and Internet access with scanning and printing available

     - Free WiFi (available via The Cloud)

     - Photocopier - black and white A4 and A3

     - Fax service

     - Newspapers and magazines

     - Meeting rooms available to hire

     

    Room Hire

    The Philip John Room, Small Community Room, the IT suite and a board room are all available to hire. For more information, including costs and facilities, please visit the fees and charges page.

     

    Accessibility: The library is on two floors. There are automatic entrance doors, a lift and disabled toilet facilities. A hearing loop is installed at each counter. Additional facilities include Zoomtext installed on a number of computers, an adapted computer, a Smartview magnifier and a scanner that will play back the printed word.

     

    Tel: 01446 422425 (General Enquiries) / 01446 422423 (Reference Enquiries)

    Fax: 01446 709377

    Email: barrylibrary@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

     

    Directions and map

     

    Opening Hours

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    Monday  9.30am - 7.00pm
    Tuesday  9.30am - 5.30pm
    Wednesday  9.30am - 5.30pm
    Thursday  9.30am - 5.30pm
    Friday  9.30am - 5.30pm
    Saturday  9.30am - 4.00pm

     

  •  Cowbridge Library, Old Hall, High Street, Cowbridge, CF71 7AH

    Cowbridge Library is a bright, welcoming and lively space, offering something for all the family. The library boasts an IT suite, a separate children’s area and self-service machines. It also has:

     

     - A wide range of books, music, DVDs and talking books

     - A children's area with books and five dedicated PCs

     - Local History Collection

     - An ICT suite with 10 computers

     - Free computer and Internet access with scanning and printing available

     - Free WiFi (available via The Cloud)

     - Photocopier - black and white A4 and A3

     

    Accessibility: The library is all on one level. There are automatic entrance doors and disabled toilet facilities. A hearing loop is installed at the counter. Additional facilities include an adapted computer, a Smartview magnifier and a scanner that will play back the printed word.

     

    Tel: 01446 773941

    Fax: 01446 771353

    Email: CowbridgeLibrary@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk 

     

    Map and Directions

     

     

    Opening Hours

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    Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Tuesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Wednesday 10.00am - 7.00pm
    Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Llantwit Major Library, Boverton Rd, Llantwit Major, CF61 1XZ

    Llantwit Major Library recently underwent an extensive refurbishment and is now a modern, bright and attractive library offering a warm, welcoming space for all its users. 

     

     - A wide range of books, DVDs and talking books

     - A colourful children’s area with four dedicated PCs

     - A local history collection

     - Free computer and Internet access with scanning and printing available

     - Free WiFi (available via The Cloud)

     - Photocopier - black and white A4 and A3

     - Tables for studying, reading or quiet contemplation

     

    Accessibility: The library is reached by a concrete ramp, with a very slight incline, leading to automatic entrance doors. There is a car park a short walk away. A hearing loop is installed at the counter. There are public toilet facilities.

     

    Tel: 01446 792700

    Email: LlantwitMajorLibrary@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk  

     

    Map and directions

     

    Opening Hours 

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    Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Tuesday 10.00am - 7.00pm
    Wednesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

     

  •  Penarth Library, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 2YT

    Penarth library has a wide selection of books for loan and a large and varied multimedia library, stocking the latest movies, TV shows and music albums.

     

     - Free computer and Internet access with scanning and printing available

     - Free WiFi (available via The Cloud)

     - Photocopier - black and white A4 and A3

     - Fax service

     - Newspapers and magazines

     - Local history collection

     

    Accessibility: The library entrance is reached by a ramp or steps. Once inside the building, visitors can use a lift to the first floor and basement. There is a hearing loop at the counter. Limited on street parking is available outside the library.

     

    Tel: 029 2070 8438

    Fax: 029 2070 6564  

    Email: PenarthLibrary@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

     

    Opening Times

    Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Tuesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Wednesday 10.00am -  5.00pm
    Thursday 10.00am - 7.00pm
    Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

     

Community Managed Libraries

There are five community run libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan

Community managed libraries are run by local community groups with support from The Vale's Library and Information Service.

 

  • Dinas Powys Community Library, Fairoaks, The Murch, Dinas Powys, CF64 4QU

    Dinas Powys library has a wide range of books for children and adults, there are 8 computers available with free internet access. The library also has:

     

     - Reference information in hard copy and [online]

     - Talking books and large print books

     - Faxing, photocopying

     - Welsh books

     - Foreign-language learning materials

     

    Accessibility: The library has a small car park. Access to the building is via automatic doors. The library is on one level and there is a low level counter with a hearing loop.

     

    To volunteer at the library, please get in touch:

    Tel: 029 2051 2556

    Email: khatton263@btinternet.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/dinaspowyslibrary

     

    Map and directions

     

     

    Opening Hours

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     Monday 10.00am - 12:00pm 2:00pm - 4:30pm
     Tuesday 10.00am - 12:00pm 2.00pm - 4:30pm
     Wednesday 10.00am - 12:00pm 2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Thursday 10.00am - 12:00pm Closed
    Friday 10.00am - 12:00pm 2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Saturday 10.00am - 12:00pm Closed

     

  • Rhoose Community Library, Fontygary Road, Rhoose, CF62 3DS

    Rhoose library has a wide range of books for children and adults, there are 4 computers available with free internet access. The library also has:

     

     - Reference information in hard copy

     - Talking books and large print books

     - Photocopying

     - Welsh books

     

    Accessibility: The small car park has a designated disabled parking bay. Access to the building is via automatic doors (using a push pad) and there is a sharp turn right inside a small foyer area. A hearing loop is installed at the library.

     

    To volunteer at the library, please get in touch:

    Tel: 01446 710220

    Email: rhooselibrary@yahoo.co.uk

    Facebook: facebook.com/rhoosecommunitylibrary

     

    Map and Directions

     

     

    Opening Hours

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    Monday 10.00am - 1.00pm / 2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00pm
    Wednesday 10.00am - 1.00pm / 2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm / 2.00pm - 4.00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm

     

  • St Athan Community Hub and Library, Old Primary School, Church Lane, CF62 4PL

    St. Athan library is in the centre of the village, near the post office. The branch has a friendly atmosphere and a good range of popular books and talking books for adults and children.

     

    There are 6 PCs connected to the internet and A4 photocopying services.

     

    Accessibility: The library is reached via a ramp to the entrance door. A hearing loop is installed at the library desk. Parking is available in the lane outside the library. There are no toilet facilities.

     

    To volunteer at the library, please get in touch:

    Tel: 01446 751497

    Email: SACHaL@stathancommunityhubandlibrary.org 

     

    Map and Directions

      

    Opening Hours

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    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 9.30am - 12.30pm
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 2.00pm - 6.00pm
    Friday Closed
    Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm

     

  • Sully and Lavernock Community Library Trust, South Road, CF64 5SP

    Sully library has a wide range of books for children and adults, there are 4 computers available with free internet access. The library also has:

     

     - Reference information

     - Free Wi-Fi

     - Talking books and large print books

     - Welsh books

     - Official Vale of Glamorgan recycling provisions.

     

    Accessibility: There is a disabled parking space directly outside the library and an accessible toilet inside. A hearing loop is installed at the library desk.

     

    To volunteer at the library, please get in touch:

    Tel: 02920 531267

    Email: sullylibrarytrust@gmail.com

     

    Map and Directions

     

     

    Opening Hours

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    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 11.00am - 6.00pm
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 11.00am - 6.00pm
    Friday Closed
    Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm

     

  • Wenvoe Community Library Limited, Community Centre, Wenvoe, CF5 6AL

    Wenvoe is a busy village library well used by the local community for leisure reading. There is a good selection of up to date books and talking books to choose from and these are changed regularly. There are 4 public PCs connected to the internet and an A4 photocopier for public use.

     

    Accessibility: There is ample car parking next to the library. Access to the building is via a slight incline to the front door. There is a hearing loop at the desk and the library has accessible toilet facilities.

     

    To volunteer at the library, please get in touch:

    Tel: 02920 594176

    Facebook:  www.facebook.com/wenvoe

     

    Map and Directions

     

     

    Opening Hours

    -
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 10.00am - 1.00pm

    Wednesday

    10.00am- 12.00pm / 3.00pm - 5.00pm

    Thursday Closed
    Friday Closed

    Saturday

    9.00am - 1.00pm

    Sunday Closed
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