Ackworth Community Library

Situated within the Parish Council Community Centre, Bell Lane; Ackworth Community Library opened its doors in March 2013 following the closure of the facility by the local authority earlier the same year.

Situated in the Ackworth Parish Council Community centre on Bell Lane, the library now opens six, half days a week and has over 1000 members.

The library has quickly become a hub for the local community as a place to meet and socialise as well as providing traditional library services.

With over 9000 books covering topics from crafts to fiction and local history to crime the library has something for everyone to read. There is a talking book section and an extensive children's library with early readers books, fiction, study material and a teenage readers section.

Members and visitors are welcome to use our computers, including Apple computers, and advice on using the machines, surfing the internet, printing and general computer use is always available. Photocopying and scanning services are also on offer.

Ackworth community Library is open for after school activities and organised seasonal and summer activities are offered for children of all ages.

Other activities include our monthly coffee mornings and books club, occasional cheese and wine gatherings, an annual craft fair and seasonal celebrations such as out Christmas Fair.

The library does not receive any statutory funding and relies entirely on grants, donations, fund-raising and donations in kind. Ackworth Parish council have been a main supporter of the library as have many local businesses and individual residents.

Ackworth Community Library is a volunteer led facility and there are ongoing opportunities for people of all ages to volunteer and assist in the ongoing success of this important village facility.

If you would like further information regarding the library, it's opening hours and volunteering opportunities please go to our website at or visit us on Facebook.

We would like to thanks the following for their ongoing support:

Ackworth Parish Council
Wrays Accountants
Auto Serv
The Mount Dental Practise
The Angel at Ackworth
Ladywell Beauty, Ackworth
The Village Club
Go Local Stores
Ego at the Beverley Arms
Ackworth Rotary Club
West Yorkshire Freemasons (Pontefract)
DHL, Normanton
Finlays, South Elmsall
Coptrin Ltd., Wakefield
The Card Gallery, Ackworth
The Esme Fairburn Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation
The Foyle Foundation
W.M.D.C. Community Development Fund

Opening Times 

 Monday    09:00 - 12:00
 Tuesday 13:00 - 18:00
 Wednesday   13:00 - 18:00
 Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
 Friday    09:00 - 12:00
 Saturday 09:00 - 12:00