Changes at our libraries due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

All of our library branches are now open (except Priory Library) but only for order and collect and to use a public access computer for essential purposes, e.g. job applications, benefit claims and to access public services.

Find out more about changes at our libraries

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

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