Reopening after Lockdown

  • We are planning to give restricted access to the collections from the beginning of September. Our date of reopening will be announced soon.
  • Our commercial reprographic services will be available from 1 August. 
  • Security staff have been on-site throughout the Lockdown and many staff continue to work from home. Some staff have returned to the building since 20 July.   
  • You can still search the collections and access our range of online resources


When will the Library building re-open to the public? 

The Library will reopen to the public in accordance with Welsh Government guidelines and when it is safe to do so. We are currently planning to offer restricted access to collections from September, but this timetable may change.  

What services will be available when the Library building reopens? 

Only Reading Room services will be available within the building initially.  

We are also planning to give access to exhibitions and restore our education service and volunteer programme in due course.  

Following Welsh Government guidelines, there are no plans at present to re-open Pen Dinas Cafe to the public.  

This page will be updated regularly, but it is unlikely that the full range of Library’s services will be available until 2021. 

What will be different when I visit the Library? 

New measures will be in place for the safety of readers and Library staff. These will include: 

  • Restricted opening days and times  
  • A booking system for visiting the Library 
  • Access to collections on request at least one day in advance 
  • Access via the side door only and a one-way system through the building 
  • Measures to maintain social distancing between readers and perspex screens at service points  
  • A quaratine system for collections after use 

More information will be shared in due course.


If you have any further enquiries, please contact our Enquiries Service.

Updated 29.07.2020