Planned closure of Wakefield library

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Wakefield Library will be temporarily closed on Saturday May 28 because of essential maintenance work to the council’s computer network.

The work will affect systems such as the book scanners, telephones, printers and wi-fi services, so a decision has been made not to open the library that day.

Coun Les Shaw, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport at Wakefield Council, said: “This is essential maintenance work and I am sorry if this causes any disruption or inconvenience to library users. We will be open as normal on Tuesday May 31.”

Stanley library and Sandal library are the nearest branches to Wakefield One.

Wakefield library at Wakefield One, Burton Street will reopen after the bank holiday on Tuesday May 31 from 9am – 6pm.

To find out about library opening times go to

Wakefield library and museum were closed on Saturday May 21 due to a power failure which was unconnected to the maintenance work.