Library services

Bridgend County Borough’s library services, run by Awen Cultural Trust and Halo Leisure, are accessible, welcoming spaces with friendly, trained staff. Libraries offer a warm community space providing opportunities for lifelong learning through courses, workshops and books, a connection to the community through group activities and local and family history information, and the chance to meet people.

You’ll find branches in Aberkenfig, Bettws, Bridgend, Maesteg, Ogmore Vale, Pencoed, Pontycymmer, Porthcawl, Pyle and Sarn where people can borrow books, Cd’s and DVD’s and audio books, as well as using computers and accessing local reading groups. For people who cannot get to their local library there is also a mobile library and housebound service.

Mobile library

The mobile library is a free library service, visiting over 130 stopping points throughout Bridgend County Borough, once every three weeks. The accessible vehicle carries around 3,000 books with new books being regularly added to stock.

To view the timetables of the mobile library stops click here.

Housebound service

If you are confined to your home or have difficulty getting about, a free library service direct to your door is available. The Booklink is a specially-designed mobile library which visits over 800 people every month delivering books, DVDs and audiobooks.

To apply for the service call 01656 754800 or email booklink.library@awen-wales.com

Local and Family History Library at Ty’r Ardd, Bridgend

Research your family tree or dig into the past at our Local and Family History Library, where you can access a range of documents:

Staff can also offer a free hour long tutorial in the use of material held in the library, with particular reference to the Ancestry website. To book a session, please ring 01656 754810

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