Due to essential work taking place, only Floors 0-4 are open. Floor 5 (The Capital Collection, Local Studies and the Welsh Department) will remain closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.
(Updated 9th June 2014)


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Services available


  • Over 90 public computers with free internet access. Book a PCExternal link opens in a new window .
  • Printing
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Talking books
  • Newspapers
  • Online services
  • 10,000 Welsh language publications
  • 10,000 community language publications
  • Free WiFi
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning
  • Fax machine
  • 2 listening hubs
  • 4 visual needs pods
  • Archives
  • Quick drop off service and online renewal
  • Reading and relaxation area
  • Meeting rooms for hire, ICT room
  • White grand piano. Book a time slot to play piano.
  • Europe Direct


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)
  • Welsh scrabble club for learners of the Welsh language
  • Free love 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​
Thursday​ 9:00am - 7:00pm​
Friday​ 9:00am - 6:00pm​
Saturday​ 9:00am - 5:30pm​
Sunday​ Closed​

How to find us


The Hayes
CF10 1FL


Public transport: See Cardiff BusExternal link opens in a new window for local routes or visit TravelineCymruExternal link opens in a new window to plan your journey online.

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


02920 382116