Aberdare Library

Aberdare Library Green Street
CF44 7AG

Telephone (01685) 880050
Fax (01685) 881181
Email Aberdare.Library@rhondda-cynon-taf.gov.uk  

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Use this page to find everything you want to know about library services in Aberdare.

We think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the range of services we offer. Our friendly staff are always willing to help so why not pop in and consider joining?

Opening Hours

Day Of WeekTime
Monday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Special Facilities

  • Disabled parking 
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift to second floor
  • Black and white/colour printer
  • Scanner
  • Public photocopier
  • Fax machine
  • Laminating service
  • 19 x public access PCs
  • 1 x express public access PC
  • 4 x laptops (Teenage Library)
  • Internet access
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Online catalogue
  • Microsoft Office software (word processing, spreadsheets etc)
  • Downloading to CD or memory stick (CDs and memory sticks can be purchased at the library)
  • Microfilm/microfiche readers

Other Services

  • Music collection
  • DVD collection
  • Audio book collection
  • Digital audio book collection
  • Creative writing classes
  • Family history classes
  • Reading group
  • Community Meeting room:  Available for use by Community Groups, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Non Profit/Commercial organisations. Groups are encouraged to use the meeting room for cultural, educational and recreational purposes. No group may use the meeting room in a way that may disrupt the day-to-day running of the library, and the Library Service reserves the right to refuse use of the room to any group not fulfilling the Conditions of Use. Use is free of charge to Community Groups, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council bookings and Non Profit organisations. Commercial organisations can hire the room at reasonable rates. Charges at the same rates as those charged for room hire will also be made for any Commercial use of Library facilities or resources, for example activities requiring the block booking of public access PC’s.For further information or to reserve the room please contact the library by telephone, e-mail or in person. Current charges for room hire can be found here: http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/en/leisurelibrariesculture/libraries/librariesfeescharges/libraries-feesandcharges.aspx
  • Aberdare Reference Library is a designated Welsh Assembly link library and a European Public Library Information Centre. 

Special Feature

Aberdare Library has a separate reference and local studies library. Its collections cover the Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough with Aberdare Library specialising on the Cynon Valley. The collection contains books, newspapers, periodicals, maps, plans, directories, illustrations and ephemera. Census returns and Electoral Registers are amongst the many records available for people researching their family history.

More information on our local and family history services can be found here.

For reference inquiries e-mail:
We also provide an online form to submit queries to the three main Reference libraries.

Date of Opening 1963
Total Floor Area: 873 sq.m.
Ward/Catchment Area Population: 25,092