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Libraries in the Vale

Borrow books, music and films, enjoy free internet access and use our online resources at Vale libraries

 
Vale libraries aim to inspire people and encourage a sense of place through libraries with books, information, learning, online access, music, film and services for every resident in spaces that bring local communities together.
 
Vale library members have access to over 250,000 books, 7,000 talking books, 7,000 music CDs, 10,000 DVDs as well as free book reservations for any book in Wales, free internet access and a host of other fantastic services.
 
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Barry Library is closed from the 18th July – 31st July whilst essential building works are carried out.

There is a small pop-up library within the Art Central Gallery, which will be open 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am - 4pm on Saturday during this period.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this work.

Online Resources

 
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Free eBooks

Download thousands of free eBooks from our online resources
audiobooks

Free Audiobooks

Listen to the latest audiobooks for free as a library member
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Free Magazines

The Vale offers free magazine subscriptions for all library members
online resources

More Resources

Driving tests, academic journals, newspapers, tutorials and much more

Your Library Service

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Search the Catalogue

Renew your items, order something new or suggest stock to buy
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Find a Library

Check the hours, contact details and resources of your nearest library
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Join Online

Enjoy the full benefits of library membership
by joining online
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Fees and Charges

A summary of room hire charges and other fees available here

Education and Interests

 
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Children's Library

Games, inspiration, advice, resources, homework help, and more
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Family History

Newspaper archives, Ancestry, Find My Past local records and advice
classes

Classes and Events

Take part in our latest workshops and tutorials in the library and at home
jobs and training

Jobs and Training

Browse our career help and advice, training resources and guidance

Community

 
Book Groups

Reading Groups

Request a free set of books for your reading group or join one of ours
Health and Well Being

Health and Wellbeing

Find out how the library can help everyone in the community stay healthy
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News and Events

The latest news, events and activities from your library service
general information

General Information

Library contacts, mission statement and books in other languages