Opening Hours - Sept 1st - 18th Dec 2015

The Library and Information Centre at Singleton Park and the Bay Library will be open 24 hours, every day of the year except for the following three days:  Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January). 


Building Open

Staffed Hours


Monday - Friday

24 hours

8am - 8pm* 

Saturday - Sunday

24 hours

8am - 8pm

Opening times for other branches: South Wales Miners' Library ; Banwen ; St. David's Park Library


Plans are in place to extend staffed hours until midnight in the very near future. Security staff will also be in the building during the evening hours.

*The service desks will be closed from 8am-10am on Tuesday mornings for staff training.

Outside of Staff Hours, the Libraries are open for Self Service only... you are able to:

  • Borrow and renew most books using the self-issue machines
  • Pay fines and fees of £5 or more by credit/debit card at the self-issue machines.
  • Return books using the self-return unit
  • Renew and reserve books via iFind, the library catalogue. (During the Summer vacation you cannot reserve books)
  • Photocopy, print and scan
  • Use the networked PCs and laptops
  • Have access to books, journals, DVDs and all other items in the main collection

But you are unable to:

  • Use the Short loan and Theses collections (although overnight loan books are available from the open shelves).
  • Pay fines by cash or under £5.
  • Issue out books if you owe fines
  • Have the assistance of library staff for subject work
  • Collect reserved books and items
  • Place or pick up Inter-Library Loan requests