Welcome to Barnsley Libraries

Our libraries are a welcoming hub for the community where you can meet, learn, discover and access services. Whether you want to get online, join in with activities and events, borrow a book or need somewhere to study, you're sure to find something for you.

At the heart of our library service is Library @ the Lightbox - a vibrant space where everyone can connect, learn, create and relax. Featuring state-of-the-art technology, this safe and exciting space is part of The Glass Works retail and leisure development transforming Barnsley town centre.

Find out more about Library @ the Lightbox

Activities and events

You'll find something for everyone with our range of activities and events; from reader's groups and job clubs to digital story times and virtual reality experiences.

See what's happening at Library @ the Lightbox and our other library branches.


View activities and events

Find a library

Find your nearest library, opening hours and facilities.

Find a library

Become a member

You can join the library quickly and easily online, or in branch.

Join the library

Volunteer at a library

Support your local library by volunteering your time with us.

Find out about volunteering