Wakefield Library and Museum is situated in the new civic office building, Wakefield One. The building also houses over 1000 Council staff, a customer access point and a retail cafe.
The library and museum brings together services that were formerly spread across 3 buildings in the city centre creating a cultural centre point for citizens and visitors.
The library boast a book stock of 60,000 items, 65 PCs, state of the art equipment, free wifi, meeting spaces and a range seating and furniture.
The local studies library is now combined with the city museum to create an exciting new collaboration on the lower ground floor of the space which allows users to learn about local history as well as research their own.
The new facility provides Wakefield with a space in which the community can be engaged and inspired.
Type of library
Features and services
Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Baby changing facilities, Cafe/refreshment areas, Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Open learning provision, Provision of special materials, Public address system, Services to particular groups, Sound and image processing facilities, Specialist subject collections, Teaching rooms
Nature of site, Shared building, Building shape, Materials, Materials
Design features, Security
Control mechanisms, Energy conservation, General, Heating, Lighting, Materials used, Ventilation
Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Emergency features, Equipment controls: location, Furniture height, Signage / guiding
FG Library Products, Flexiform, YPO
Services and facilities suppliers
Nordplan, Intellident, Insight media (iCAM), Harrow Green, Covergold Ltd, Axiell (formerly DS)
Electronic information displays, General, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 65