Pontypridd Library

Pontypridd LibraryLibrary Road
CF37 2DY

Tel: 01443 486850
Fax: 01443 493258
Email:  Pontypridd.Library@rhondda-cynon-taf.gov.uk

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

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Regular Events for 2014

  • Local History Class - On Monday - 9.30am–noon with Lisa Powell  -(need to register with Adult Ed. 01685 870399)
  • ESOL (English for Speakers Other Languages) - Tues & Wed 9am-5pm
  • Welsh Classes - on Tues & Wed 7pm-9pm - Phone No. 01443 483600
  • Lilac Lounge Reading Group - Every 1st Monday of the Month 11am – 1pm - Just turn up!
  • RCT Homes Computer Help - on Monday 1pm-3pm with Chris & Andrew - Just turn up!
  • WEA Basic Computer Help - on Wednesday 2pm-4pm with Simon - Just turn up!
  • RCT Computer Help Drop-In Sessions - on Friday 9am-11am with Emma - Just turn up!
  • Craft Class with weekly Guest Speaker - Tuesday 5pm – 8pm - Just turn up!
  • Creative Writing Group - Thurs 1.30pm-3.30pm with Steve - (need to register with Adult Ed. 01685 870399)
  • Knitting Nanna’s Knitting Circle - Thursday 10am-2pm - Just turn up!
  • Interlink - Friday 9am-12ish with Thomas - (Phone 01443 486200 for appointment)

New Hours of Opening Commencing 2nd June 2014

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

  • Wheelchair access
  • Scanner
  • Photocopier
  • Black and white/colour printer
  • Fax machine
  • 12 x Public access PCs
  • 1 x Express PC
  • Internet access
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Microfiche and microfilm readers
  • 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)
  • Pontypridd Reference Library is a designated Welsh Assembly link library and a European Public Information Centre.
  • 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.

    For further information or to reserve the room please contact the library by telephone, e-mail or in person.

Other Services

  • Laminating facility
  • Music collection
  • DVD collection
  • Digital Audio Book collection
  • ICT classes
  • Family History classes
  • Language classes

Special Feature

Pontypridd Library has a separate reference and local studies library. Its collection covers the Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough with special emphasis being placed upon the Taff Vale area. 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 is also available.

For reference inquiries, e-mail: Hywel.W.Matthews@rhondda-cynon-taf.gov.uk

We also provide an online form to submit queries to the three main Reference libraries.

Date of Opening 27 November 1890
Total Floor Area: 632.22 square metre.
Ward/Catchment Area Population: 23,534