Compare our libraries

The information below will help you compare the libraries across the borough so that you can make an informed decision about our proposals for modernising our services.

Opening hours

Library Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Central 9.30am
-7:00pm
9.30am
-5.30pm
9.30am
-7:00pm
9.30am
-5.30pm
9.30am
-5.30pm
9.30am
-4:00pm
Cudworth 9:00am
-7:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-12:00pm
Darfield 9.30-1pm
2-5pm
9.30-1pm
2-5pm
  9.30-1pm
2-7pm
9.30-1pm
2-5pm
9.30am
-12.30pm
Dodworth 9.30-1pm
2-5pm
9.30-1pm
2-5pm
  9.30-1pm
2-7pm
9.30-1pm
2-5pm
9.30am
-12.30pm
Goldthorpe 9.30am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-7:00pm
9.30am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-12.30pm
Grimethorpe 9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-4:30pm
 
Hoyland 9:00am
-7:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-12.30pm
Mapplewell 9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-7:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-12.30pm
Penistone 9:00am
-6:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-12:00pm
9:00am
-7:00pm 
9:00am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-12:00pm
Priory 9.30am
-4:00pm
9.30am
-4:00pm
9.30am
-4:00pm
9.30am
-4:00pm
9.30am
-4:00pm
 
Roundhouse 9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-7:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-4.30pm
 
Royston 9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9:00am
-7:00pm
9:00am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-12:00pm
Silverdale 1:15pm
-4:15pm
1:15pm
-4:15pm
9:15am
-12:15pm
     
Thurnscoe 9.30-1pm
2-5pm
9.30-1pm
2-5pm
9:30am
-1:00pm
9.30-1pm
2-5pm
9.30-1pm
2-4pm
9.30am
-12.30pm
Wombwell 9.30am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-7:00pm
9.30am
-5:00pm
9.30am
-12.30pm
Worsbrough 9.30-1pm
2-5.30pm
9.30-1pm
2-5.30pm
  9.30-1pm
2-5.30pm
9.30-1pm
2-5.30pm
9.30am
-12.30pm

Age comparisons

Penistone

  Under 16 16-64 65+ Unknown Total
Barnsley population 44,516 151,026 45,676   241,218
Library users Under 16 16-64 65+ Unknown Total
Central 1,587 2,721 1,312 25 5,645
Cudworth 278 281 208 8 775
Darfield 268 291 281 4 844
Dodworth 275 333 278 6 892
Goldthorpe 314 476 194 2 986
Grimethorpe 130 95 29 3 257
Hoyland 652 762 505 11 1,930
Mapplewell 565 536 353 1 1,455
Penistone 746 641 461 9 1,857
Priory 42 53 30 0 125
Roundhouse 168 150 70 2 390
Royston 429 387 242 3 1,061
Silverdale 4 6 9   19
Thurnscoe 124 191 123 0 438
Wombwell 466 571 318 6 1,361
Worsbrough 167 228 205 3 603
Housebound 1 27 296 2 326
Digital (eBooks) 18 321 188 12 539

Gender comparisons

  Male Female Not advised Total
Barnsley population 122,128 119,090   241,218
Library Users Male Female Not advised Total
Central 2,212 3,309 124 5,645
Cudworth 248 501 26 775
Darfield 297 539 8 844
Dodworth 288 592 12 892
Goldthorpe 334 631 21 986
Grimethorpe 79 163 15 257
Hoyland 619 1,256 55 1,930
Mapplewell 496 933 26 1,455
Penistone 625 1,187 45 1,857
Priory 43 81 1 125
Roundhouse 129 249 12 390
Royston 347 685 29 1,061
Silverdale 8 11 0 19
Thurnscoe 161 273 4 438
Wombwell 471 865 25 1,361
Worsbrough 208 385 10 603
Housebound 61 263 2 326
Digital (eBooks) 171 356 12 539

Ethnicity comparisons

  White British White other Asian Black Other Unknown Total
Barnsley population 231,713 4,331 1,742 1,282 2,148   241,218
Library users White British White other Asian Black Other Unknown Total
Central 4,387 227 103 79 101 748 5,588
Cudworth 616 11 4 2 4 138 769
Darfield 735 33 4 4 7 61 834
Dodworth 745 8 8 2 5 124 886
Goldthorpe 812 25 10 13 11 115 978
Grimethorpe 198 11 2 0 0 46 256
Hoyland 1,644 18 4 10 10 244 1,913
Mapplewell 1,330 13 13 2 12 85 1,450
Penistone 1,522 20 11 0 23 281 1,847
Priory 105 0 0 2 3 15 125
Roundhouse 327 11 2 3 1 46 390
Royston 931 8 9 5 12 96 1,051
Silverdale 15         4 19
Thurnscoe 392 11 3 5 3 24 431
Wombwell 1,159 32 18 15 6 131 1,349
Worsbrough 523 7 2 3 4 64 598
Housebound 317 2 0 0 0 7 326
Digital (eBooks) 450 2 1 2 4 80 539

Disability comparisons

  Disabled Not disabled Refused to answer Unknown Total
Barnsley population 56,438 184,780     241,218
Library Users Disabled Not disabled Refused to answer Unknown Total
Central 338 4,531 292 484 5,645
Cudworth 61 572 19 123 775
Darfield 85 686 19 54 844
Dodworth 50 705 22 115 892
Goldthorpe 87 781 16 102 986
Grimethorpe 25 178 7 47 257
Hoyland 136 1,521 26 247 1,930
Mapplewell 99 1,267 37 52 1,455
Penistone 115 1,450 49 243 1,857
Priory 9 102 2 12 125
Roundhouse 27 312 7 44 390
Royston 69 878 17 97 1,061
Silverdale 1 12 2 4 19
Thurnscoe 32 377 9 20 438
Wombwell 116 1,070 26 149 1,361
Worsbrough 39 496 10 58 603
Housebound 302 17 0 7 326
Digital (eBooks) 45 410 19 65 539

Number of visitors

Library 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Central 200,281 226,029 323,945 297,802 289,945
Cudworth 37,639 45,244 39,364 32,647 31,867
Darfield 23,873 24,275 25,149 24,049 21,044
Dodworth 32,041 39,037 26,267 34,928 34,202
Goldthorpe 59,843 61,981 57,242 54,273 48,383
Grimethorpe 4,137 3,774 3,302 18,145 70,674
Hoyland 87,670 88,922 85,325 86,714 75,160
Mapplewell 58,932 54,012 52,991 55,801 52,419
Penistone 29,704 34,885 32,388 34,493 33,381
Priory 248 239 254 62 4,469
Roundhouse 49,592 53,588 62,550 48,113 46,994
Royston 41,423 40,491 37,082 40,739 54,023
Silverdale 10,121 7,160 268 193 222
Thurnscoe 24,612 21,827 20,824 21,967 22,711
Wombwell 59,830 54,395 56,507 53,042 49,872
Worsbrough 26,518 30,434 26,680 26,057 23,215

Number of books and other items borrowed

Library 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Central 175,860 123,983 136,439 117,763 118,745
Cudworth 17,903 16,719 15,963 14,946 14,519
Darfield 30,112 28,424 25,641 24,744 23,672
Dodworth 31,648 30,708 27,944 26,454 24,088
Goldthorpe 25,450 24,886 20,377 16,180 17,346
Grimethorpe 4,758 4,149 3,746 2,514 2,678
Hoyland 50,650 46,331 40,195 38,229 36,074
Mapplewell 41,070 40,145 42,559 42,419 43,547
Penistone 43,672 42,683 44,199 42,321 45,200
Priory 3,274 2,358 1,817 1,645 1,315
Roundhouse 8,272 7,606 6,795 6,749 6,477
Royston 27,314 24,400 22,623 24,809 23,526
Silverdale 10,369 8,113 512 260 310
Thurnscoe 12,412 11,473 10,991 10,058 7,586
Wombwell 39,418 31,633 29,362 26,535 24,922
Worsbrough 23,245 23,335 21,127 19,354 19,695
Housebound 21,751 21,878 25,597 25,833 25,421
Digital (eBooks) 1,486 4,447 6,486 7,156 11,264

Number of hours of computer usage

Library 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Central 30,731 24,537 30,459 25,170 25,110
Cudworth 2,948 2,940 3,144 2,716 2,902
Darfield 2,173 1,690 1,684 1,639 1,487
Dodworth 2,790 4,800 2,926 2,798 2,580
Goldthorpe 5,458 5,511 5,938 5,313 4,444
Grimethorpe 2,722 2,357 1,643 1,073 1,091
Hoyland 6,735 6,556 5,183 5,477 4,619
Mapplewell 3,070 3,189 2,768 2,931 2,450
Penistone 2,303 2,786 3,280 3,184 2,746
Priory          
Roundhouse 1,253 1,609 2,218 2,150 2,087
Royston 3,379 3,508 2,101 2,286 1,967
Silverdale          
Thurnscoe 3,520 3,583 2,864 2,862 2,434
Wombwell 9,325 10,778 8,828 8,492 7,707
Worsbrough 2,553 2,590 1,738 1,741 1,455

Attendance at library activities and events during 2017

Library No of events /
 activities 
Children
attending
Adults
attending
Total
attendance
Central 702 3,586 5,526 9,814
Cudworth 51 142 183 325
Darfield 286 846 2,566 3,698
Dodworth 572 1,047 3,809 5,428
Goldthorpe 489 1,632 5,041 7,162
Grimethorpe 45 189 169 358
Hoyland 573 1,030 3,913 5,516
Mapplewell 513 1,821 2,139 4,473
Penistone 33 196 531 727
Priory 0 0 0 0
Roundhouse 8 38 35 73
Royston 635 1,098 2,839 3,937
Silverdale 0 0 0 0
Thurnscoe 280 359 1,020 1,659
Wombwell 787 1,548 6,246 8,581
Worsbrough 582 2,698 2,470 5,750

2017 Summary

Library Borrowers Visits Issues ICT hours used Activities run Running cost
Central 5,645 289,945 118,745 25,110 702 £387,310.84
Cudworth 775 31,867 14,519 2,902 51 £56,957.01
Darfield 844 21,044 23,672 1,487 286 £63,703.72
Dodworth 892 34,202 24,088 2,580 572 £54,379.29
Goldthorpe 986 48,383 17,346 4,444 489 £136,180.23
Grimethorpe 257 70,674 2,678 1,091 45 -£114.48
Hoyland 1,930 75,160 36,074 4,619 573 £443,058.37
Mapplewell 1,455 52,419 43,547 2,450 513 £77,022.55
Penistone 1,857 33,381 45,200 2,746 33 £83,809.42
Priory 125 4,469 1,315 0 0 -£101.45
Roundhouse 390 46,994 6,477 2,087 8 £38,596.58
Royston 1,061 54,023 23,526 2,064 635 £107,603.21
Silverdale 19 222 310 0 0 £367.00
Thurnscoe 438 22,711 7,586 2,434 280 £56,712.11
Wombwell 1,361 49,872 24,922 7,707 787 £113,965.73
Worsbrough 603 23,215 19,695 1,455 582 £61,546.26

Barnsley age and gender figures taken from the latest mid-year population estimates from the Office of National Statistics. Disability and ethnicity are from up-scaled Census data. The comparative library figures are based on information borrowers have given to the library service.