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​Local Studies

The Local Studies department is now located at Cathays Branch and Heritage Library.

Manuscripts are available at Central Library by appointment only.

Please call 029 2038 2116 to make an appointment.


Access our library catalogue​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window


Services available



Reading groups and activities


  • Story time, Rhyme time or Language and Play (LAP) sessions for under 5s
  • Reading groups meet regularly throughout the year
  • Conversation club in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)
  • Free live music gigs on Saturdays
  • Glamorgan family history society sessions
  • E-reference group – help with using the library online resources


For details of any additional events or further details of any of our existing services, facilities, and activities please contact us.


Opening Hours


Monday​9:00am - 6:00pm​
Tuesday​9:00am - 6:00pm​

9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday​10:00am - 7:00pm​
Friday​9:00am - 6:00pm​
Saturday​9:00am - 5:30pm​

How to find us



The Hayes
CF10 1FL


Public transport: See Cardiff Bus​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window for local routes or visit TravelineCymru​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window to plan your journey online.

Parking: Not available on site. Several city centre car parks within walking distance.


Library enquiries – 029 2038 2116
Advice Hub enquiries - 029 2087 1000