Merthyr Tydfil’s public libraries

Merthyr Tydfil’s four public libraries exist to meet the library and information needs of everyone who lives or works in the County Borough.

Staff at Merthyr Tydfil’s libraries are on hand to help with everything from learning to read, studying, and finding employment to accessing services in your local community and enjoying your leisure time.

Each library has FREE to use computers, weekly Work Clubs and Computer Drop-in Sessions where our staff and partners such as Communities 2.0, Communities 1st and Get Merthyr Tydfil Online are on hand to help with basic computer skills, setting up email addresses, searching for jobs, and using the latest technology.   In addition to all of this, we also have a wide range of drop in sessions from a variety of organisations including Citizens Advice Bureau, Community Police Officers & Merthyr’s Housing Benefit team.

We have a great selection of the latest titles in many different formats including fiction, non-fiction, Talking Books, newspapers and magazines, all available from your local library as well as eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines which you can download for FREE and from the comfort of your home.

Our online catalogue: http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/merthyr/  is available 24 hours a day so that you can renew items and access library services outside of library opening hours, including a number of FREE online services such as:

  • Theory Test Pro:               Theory Test questions and hazard perception tests from                                                                     the DSA.
  • Transparent Language:       Learn a new language at your own pace
  • Universal Class:                Online courses, including computing, careers &                                                                               business subjects
  • Britannica:                      Online encyclopaedias for children, students & adults.
  • Oxford Reference:             Online dictionaries and encyclopaedias for adults

As well as services centred around learning and employment, there are weekly Toddler Time sessions, providing stories, rhymes and crafts for children; Book Groups for adults and children; Creative Writing Groups; Homework Clubs; Art Groups; Knit & Natter groups and much, much more.

THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, SO VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY AND PICK UP YOUR FREE LIBRARY CARD TODAY!

If you have any questions about any of our services, give us a call on 01685 353480 or email us at library.services@merthyr.gov.uk