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Central Library Café Culture 

Café Culture serves speciality coffee, sandwiches, paninis, fruit and much more. 
If you have not been in recently to see the refurbished library why not take the chance now and enjoy a coffee at the same time. Free WiFi also available in the café.
Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday 10.00a.m. - 4.00p.m.

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Stories, Songs and Rhymes Stories, Songs and Rhymes

Join us at the Central Children’s Library every Tuesday* for our weekly Bookstart Rhyme Time. 

We’ll have lots of fun with stories, songs and rhymes and then stay and play with toys and activities. Every Tuesday* 1.30-2.30pm, suitable for all pre-school children

For more information contact the Central Children’s Library on tel: 01302 734322 

*Term Time Only

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Introduction to the 
Central Library

The Central Library has the following departments:

  • Lending Services

  • Information Services on the 2nd floor

  • Central Children's Library

  • Facilities are available for meetings, exhibitions, talks and there are special activities and events for children in the Central Children's Library. See the Library Events Calendar web page for details.

  • All departments offer internet access. Library members can have free internet access for two hours a day after which there is a charge of £1.00 per hour or part thereafter. Guests are charged 50p for half an hour and £1.00 per hour or part thereafter (excluding under 16's or exempt borrowers).

The Opening times for the Central Library are:  

Opening Days

Central Library Departments Opening Times

Monday

9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Tuesday

9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Wednesday

9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Thursday

9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Friday

9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Saturday

9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

 

The opening times for the Central Children's Library are:

Term Time:     

 

School Holidays:

Monday

1pm – 6pm

 

Monday

9am – 6pm

Tuesday

1pm – 6pm  

 

Tuesday

9am – 6pm  

Wednesday

1pm – 6pm

 

Wednesday 

9am – 6pm

Thursday

1pm – 6pm

 

Thursday

9am – 6pm

Friday  

1pm – 6pm

 

Friday  

9am – 6pm

Saturday

 9.30am – 5pm 

    

Saturday 

 9.30am – 5pm 

Sunday

CLOSED

 

Sunday

CLOSED 

Information Services

Information Services offer a public enquiry service and Reference Only access to:

  • Books

  • Newspapers and periodicals

  • Maps

  • Government Publications

  • Business Information (Company Information, Company Lists, Market Research, Trade and Business Directories etc)
  • Census Data

  • UK & European Legislation

  • Information Leaflets

Other Services:  Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database and Presentation software, CD-Roms, Meeting Room/IT suite for hire, Fax Service (sending and receiving), Photocopier, Scanning Facilities, Study area and study rooms.

Available in the Central Information Library

Mint logo

A database providing detailed financial analysis and corporate information for UK Ltd companies.

The detailed company reports include trading addresses, profit and loss, balance sheet, ratios, ownership structure, names and addresses of directors, credit score and rating etc.

The database can also be searched by variable criteria such as number of employees, location, turnover, activity, date of incorporation, directors name etc to create lists of companies.

Mint can only be accessed for you by staff in the Central Library. There is a charge for this service.

For a full list of the newspapers and journals held in the Central Library, please see the Journal Holdings Central Library document attached to this page.

Central Children's Library

Any child from 0 to 16 may join the Library. An application form will need to be countersigned by a parent or guardian and proof of identity will be required. The Children's Library offers:

Lending Services:

Books, Paperbacks, Large Print Books including storybooks, Poems, Jokes, board, picture books, touch and feel, lift the flap, DVD's & Videos, Spoken Word Cassettes.

 

Other Services:

Reference Books, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, database and presentation software, school visits.

*Activities at the Children's Library include:

Storytelling, craft sessions, the annual Summer reading game.

Lending Services

The Lending Services offer:

Lending Services:

Books, Paperbacks, Large Print Books, Music CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs

Other Services:

Word Processing, Spreadsheets, database and presentation software, CD-Roms, Meeting Rooms, Scanning Facilities.
Joining the Library and Membership

To find out how to join a Library please visit the following web page:

To find out what you can borrow, and other membership information please visit the following web page:

Sevices for Visually Impaired People

• We provide a free confidential transcription service. Printed documents are transcribed into an accessible format: Braille, audio or large print.

• Braille or large print greetings can be produced to attach to Christmas and greetings cards for visually impaired family and friends

• Large print and talking books in cassette, CD and MP3 are available to borrow free of charge from all Doncaster libraries

• The Visually Impaired Readers Group meets every second Tuesday in the Central Library from 1.30-3.00. Books are loaned on either MP3 or USB memory sticks. Join us for refreshments and a chat.

• For more information contact:

Christine Zagraba
Library Operations Officer
Central Library
Waterdale
Doncaster
DN1 3JE
Email: chris.zagraba@doncaster.gov.uk
Telephone: 01302 734308

Fees and Charges

Please visit the following page for details of fees and charges: Library Fees and Charges

Events

Please visit the following page for a list of events taking place at this library and other community libraries: Library Events Calendar

How to find us  This links to Google maps which shows the location of the Central Library (this will open a new window)

Contact us Contact us

Email: Central Library
CentralLibrary@doncaster.gov.uk

01302 734314 - Lending Enquiries
01302 734315 - Renewals
01302 734320 - Reference
01302 734307 - Local Studies

Doncaster Central Library, Waterdale, Doncaster, 
DN1 3JE

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