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Libraries - information and advice 

Everyone can broaden their horizons at our libraries

Merthyr Tydfil Public Library exists to meet the library and information needs of everyone who lives or works in the County Borough.


We are able to provide information, advice and access to a large variety of resources for leisure, learning and living in Merthyr Tydfil. 


Merthyr Central and Treharris Libraries have been recently refurbished and a new Community Library has opened in the Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Community Centre. 


You'll find lots of new features at Merthyr Tydfil's Central Library including a relaxation room and a coffee machine!


Come along and see us soon! 



What's on offer at the Library?


As well as free to borrow books, Merthyr Tydfil Public Libraries offer access to a huge variety of resources including DVDs, online resources such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Newspapers, Encyclopaedias.


There are Story and Rhyme sessions at every library, Homework Clubs for children, Computer Classes and Work Clubs for adults and a variety of other groups you can join for free at your local library including Book Groups, Knit and Natter sessions and Creative Writing Groups. 


If you would like to find out more check out our News & Events page, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, ask at your local library or email us at



24/7 Stock return box at Dowlais

There could be all sorts of reasons why you may wish to be able to return library stock when our buildings are closed. The simplest reason would be if you forget to return stock before a holiday or realised that you still have library books when you are moving house or even leaving the area.


You can now use a 24/7 "drop box" located at the corner of Dowlais Library (nearest the main road). This box is for any stock returns from all members and it is not just for returning Dowlais stock.


Your online library account...


Do not forget that we offer many services online  (look on this page for more details) and library members can renew stock they have out,  browse what stock we have and make reservations, and manage their own library account online.


Activate the PIN that you need to use services online by asking next time that you call or by emailing us at


You can then login to manage your library account


If you encounter any problems with your online account and catalogue searches or need any help please email


We can usually provide what you need from our own stock, but if for some reason we do not have the topic you require, we now have access to well over 50,000,000 book titles.


Please tell us if you have any difficulty with this site or the links to provide to Internet sites. We cannot always control those, but we will act on any reported problems.


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