Wrexham libraries have loads of services designed for children and young people.

It's free to join the library.

Join online or go to your local library. You'll need to take a parent or guardian with you and they'll need to show one proof of name and address. You can also join without your parent or guardian but you'll still need to show one proof of their name and address (please ask their permission to do this).
 

What can I borrow and for how long?

You can borrow... 

  • Up to 20 books for three weeks 
  • Up to three DVDs for a week.

You’ll usually have to pay a hire charge to borrow DVDs. 

If no one else requests the item you have then you can keep it for longer by renewing it. You can renew most items (up to a maximum of 5 times) online, by phone or in person.

Items that have been reserved by someone else can only be renewed for three days.

You can borrow the following in English and Welsh...

  • Board books
  • Books for babies
  • Books for first readers
  • Picture books
  • Story books
  • Information books
  • Books for young people
  • Audio books
  • E-audiobooks
  • E-books
  • Books for teenagers

What if I can't find the book I want?

You can ask a member of staff if you need help finding any books.

If the book you want isn’t available in Wrexham Libraries, we might be able to get it from other libraries in Wales for free.

If it isn’t available in other Welsh libraries we may need to get it from another library in the UK, there’ll be a small charge for this.
 

Will it cost me if my books are late?

No, there are no fines for books which are returned late on children’s cards.

What if I damage an item?

There's no charge for items borrowed on a child’s card that are returned damaged.

Is there help with homework?

Yes, your library has:

  • Information books
  • Computers and internet
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Staff on hand to help you find the information in books or online

Plus lots of useful resources and services to assist you with your homework.

These services are free to members of Wrexham libraries:
 

Can I use the computers in the library?

Yes, all libraries have computers and free internet access. However, you'll need your parent or guardian to sign a consent form to use them.

What else can I do?

We run many events and activities in our libraries for children throughout the year. Here are some of the fun things we organise for you:

  • Story and rhyme times
  • Reading groups
  • Writing groups
  • Art and craft sessions
  • Writing squads 
  • Summer reading challenge
  • World book day 
  • Bookstart
  • Author visits

For more details please visit or phone your local library.

Teens and young adults

Wrexham library has a designated area especially for teens - well stocked with fiction, non-fiction, audio books as well as comic and graphic novels.

We have the latest titles including popular celebrity autobiographies, popular TV tie-ins and even a range of DVDs, CDs and audio books suitable for teens and young adults. We're also pleased to offer the exciting free E-Zines service from Welsh Libraries meaning you can easily access your favourite publications for your laptop, phone or tablet.

Membership of the library is free and you'll be able to borrow items free of charge as well as use our computers for free. We have facilities to print, scan and photo copy as well as free WiFi. Study and reference facilities are also available, as well as tables suitable for group work or individual work.

Come and check us out – we have friendly, helpful staff and if there's an item you want but can’t find, we also offer a request service.

Special services

Bookstart

Bookstart is a national programme co-ordinated by Booktrust. It provides every 7 to 9 month old baby, and every 18 to 24 month toddler with a free pack of books, given by Health Visitors at baby clinics. The pack includes guidance material for parents and promotes a life-long love of books. The schemes are locally co-ordinated by the Library Service.

Mothers are welcome to breastfeed their babies in all libraries.

Story and rhyme times

These fun sessions are held regularly in a number of Wrexham libraries.

Parents, carers and under fives are warmly welcomed to the library for stories, songs and rhymes.

Contact your local library for details.
 

School visits

Visits by school classes to any of Wrexham Libraries are very welcome and can be arranged through your local library. If you're a teacher please contact your nearest library.

Accessibility

We welcome all children. Most libraries have disabled access, audio books, large print books and books of interest to parents and carers of children with special needs, for more details ask a member of staff.

We have a large print and braille collection called ‘Access2Books’.