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Library services

Members of Neath Port Talbot Libraries will have access to many resources.

What can I borrow?

  • books
  • DVDs
  • music
  • spoken word

See what you can borrow and for how long, or log into your account to place your order.


All our libraries offer free Wi-Fi. Available to Neath Port Talbot library members during opening hours.

Log in on your device (available in the library), then enter your library card number and PIN.

Accessing the library Wi-Fi is safely managed via the public library network.

Printing, scanning and copying

Your library card will give you access to Wi-Fi printing, scanning and copying.

Follow the steps listed below:

  1. Make sure the document you want to print is downloaded on to your device.
  2. Sign in with your library card number and pin.
  3. Select Print a document.
  4. Read the information on the Print Upload page and click Get Started.
  5. Click Add file +. You can upload 5 files at once.
  6. When you have finished selecting your files click Submit.
  7. Give the staff member your library card number and collect your prints.

Reference and family history

Search billions of records and discover your family's story with Ancestry Library Edition.

  • Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story. 
  • 820 million searchable UK family history records
  • England, Wales and Scotland Censuses from 1841 to 1901
  • England and Wales Births, Marriages and Death records from 1837 to 2005.

You can only access Ancestry Library Edition from a library PC.

Log in with your card number and pin code, then click the ancestry link.

Reference collections and local history

Neath and Port Talbot libraries has vast reference collections for a wide variety of:

  • books
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • local history books
  • current and Historic ordnance survey maps
  • local newspapers
  • over 2000 photographs
  • census records
  • electoral registers
  • council minutes

At Neath library you can arrange a one to one genealogy presentation session with the staff that includes:

  • introduction to all resources available in the library
  • online tutorial for Ancestry Library Edition
  • monthly local history meetings open to everyone

Port Talbot library supports family and local history research in many ways:

  • book monthly family history research sessions with West Glamorgan Archives
  • monthly local history meetings open to everyone
  • access to microfilm, and microfiche


For more information on family and local history, please contact:

Neath Library
(01639) 640 138 (01639) 640 138 voice +441639640138
Port Talbot Library
(01639) 763 490 (01639) 763 490 voice +441639763490