What We Do
Becoming a member
Membership of the library service is FREE! You can join at any library in Wrexham County by presenting proof of your name and current address.
You can join at any age – the younger the better! – but if you are under 16 don’t forget you need an adult to sign to say its OK for you to join.
Alternatively you can join online after you have read and accepted the membership conditions. To pick up your library card, produce your ID at the library you specified within the next 2 days. You will usually be able to borrow books straight away.
What you need to bring with you
If you are over 16 you must provide one proof of name and address.
Acceptable Proofs of ID:
- Driving Licence
- Bank Statement*
- Utilities Bill *
- Pension/ Benefits Bill
- Doctors Prescription
- Other Official Letters*
* must be no more than 3 months old
What we ask of you when you join the library
- To bring your library card with you when you borrow books from the library or when you want to use the ICT facilities
- To bring your borrowed items back on time. You will have to pay a charge for items brought back late.
- To be responsible for items that are borrowed on your card.
- You will be charged for any items that are lost or damaged.
- Your library card must not be used by anyone else
You will be able to borrow:
- 15 items
- 10 items if you are under 16
- 3 DVDs for a week
You will usually have to pay to borrow CDs and DVD’s.
Extended loan periods are available if you are a student or you are going away on holiday.
You will be able to use all the resources of the online library service and download audio and eBooks as loans.
You will have access to computers and the internet free of charge. All our libraries have computers with internet access and Microsoft Office Software. Several of our libraries also have free Wi-Fi.
You can renew most items (up to a maximum of 6 times) online, in person, or by telephone; DVD’s and CD’s will incur a charge to renew. Items that have been reserved can only be renewed for three days.
If the item you require is not available you can reserve it at any library, or online, free of charge. In addition, it is possible to obtain items that are not available in Wrexham Libraries by using the Interlibrary Loans Service; there may be a fee for this service.
We have a selection of large print books and audio books in English and Welsh for you to borrow at all our libraries. New titles are added to stock regularly.
Please ask staff for help if you want a particular title and you can't find it on the shelves. If it is available in large print format or audio, we will do our best to get it for you.
Our mobile library provides a very popular service to those areas of the county borough which are not within easy reach of a branch library. It visits over 70 locations once every three weeks and carries an extensive, regularly updated, range of fiction, non-fiction (including popular bestsellers), large print, and audio books for both adults and children.
A lift is available on the vehicle for easy access for those who require it.
Every Library in Wrexham has a collection of books to help carers access information about their caring role. Titles in the collection cover topics ranging from autism and dementia to rights, benefits and the emotional aspects of being a full time carer. The books can also be loaned from the mobile library as well as the Homelink service. For further information on the Carers’ collection, please contact Wrexham Library on 01978 292090.
Information is also available on our Carers pages.
Books on Prescription
Bibliotherapy books are available in all Wrexham libraries. People can sometimes be helped by reading self help material and if GPs think that books can help, they will give their patient a prescription for a recommended ‘self help’ title. These books can all be borrowed from any library in Wrexham.
Wrexham Libraries have a collection of books to help adults and children in times of bereavement.
Helpful knowledgeable staff at the Reference Library at Wrexham can offer advice on a wide range of topics, plus free internet access, WiFi and a study area.
Contact us with your enquiry or come in to browse the collection and use our facilities.
- Enquiry Service
- Self Service Photocopying – Colour A4 and A3 sizes
- Fax Service
- Scanning Facilities
- Newspapers (Daily Post, Guardian, The Independent and much more)
- Wrexham County Borough Council Information
- European Information – Europe Direct
- Business information - Businessline
- Which Reports
- Local History Information
- Paypoints (for paying council tax, water rates etc)
- Areas For Study
- Free WI-FI
Computer Taster Sessions
If you are afraid of, or are new to technology we can offer you an easy introduction that will take away any fears you might have. There are sessions to help you learn basic word processing, how to use the Internet and email.
These FREE taster sessions are held in an easy and relaxed environment by experienced members of staff, and are available at Cefn Mawr, Brynteg, Chirk, Rhos and Wrexham libraries.
Please contact individual branches for further details.
If you are keen to learn for your own pleasure, or if you are attending a more formal course, or simply doing your homework, Wrexham Library Service is here to help.
There are 12 public libraries in Wrexham plus a mobile library and homelink service, which cover a wide range of opening hours. Library staff are experienced in dealing with a broad range of enquiries and can guide you to the appropriate resources to support your learning needs. Our libraries can provide you with language packs, factual DVD’s, textbooks and college prospectuses.