Branch libraries open for browsing

Cefn Mawr, Coedpoeth, Llay, Overton and Ruabon libraries have now re-opened to browse, borrow and return books by appointment only. If you would like the opportunity to visit these libraries and choose your own books then please call them to arrange an appointment. The Order and Collect system will continue to operate for customers who do not wish to visit the library at the moment. The safety of our staff and customers is our priority and we are following Welsh Government guidance on how to manage visits. All books returned to the library will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours.

Free E-Magazines to download

More than 3,000 popular magazines are now available for download through Wrexham Library service to read on any device 24/7. Customers with a library card can read digital magazines on Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive, or by visiting Top titles include Radio Times, National Geographic, Hello and many hundreds of other popular magazines from around the world previously available through the RBdigital app. Digital magazines through Libby have no waiting lists or reservations, do not count towards checkout limits and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Wrexham Libraries borrowers can browse lists of magazines within the app and search by format to find available titles.

Books to transport you to a different time

Books aimed at Young Adults available at Wrexham libraries.

Books aimed at Young Adults available at Wrexham libraries.

Wrexham Library has a special collection of books aimed at Young Adults (YA) that will transport you to places and times in the past and the future. Titles include Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, Want by Cindy Pon, Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey to name a few. If you would like to add these to your next Order and Collect list or if you would like to make an appointment to browse the collection please contact the library on 01978 292090.

Hay Festival

Are you missing a good literary festival now Wrexham's Carnival of Words has finished? Don't despair, Hay Festival 2021 will be broadcasting for free online to the world May 26 to June 6. Over 12 days, more than 200 acclaimed writers, global policy makers, historians, poets, pioneers and innovators, examine and entertain in events for all ages. All events will be closed-captioned and available to watch for free 24 hours from their live broadcast. For more details visit

Author of the Month - Martin Walker

The BRUNO series of crime novels written by Martin Walker, based on a country policeman who loves to cook but hates to make arrests, is set in France's Perigord. The books have been translated into 16 languages, and the BRUNO cookbook won the Gourmand International award for world's best French cookbook. The latest instalment of the series, A Shooting at Chateau Rock, was published in May 2020. Walker is a veteran foreign correspondent for The Guardian and later director of a think-tank on global economics based in Washington. Awarded a gold medal by the French government for services to tourism, he is also a Grand Consul of Bergerac wines and chairs the jury for the Prix Ragueneau, the cookery prize of south-west France.

Welsh Language Book Review

Gwawr Goch ar y Gorwel gan Gwen Parrott

Gwawr Goch ar y Gorwel by Gwen Parrott

Gwawr Goch ar y Gorwel by Gwen Parrott

Ganwyd a magwyd Gwen Parrott yn Sir Benfro ond ers sawl blwyddyn mae'n byw ym Mryste. Mae wedi gweithio mewn sawl maes ysgrifennu creadigol, sef, theatr, teledu a radio. Mae hi bellach yn ysgrifennu nofelau yn llawn amser gan ganolbwyntio ar nofelau trosedd a dirgelwch hanesyddol a chyfoes. Yn y nofel hon mae Dela Arthur am gymryd seibiant yn dilyn cyfnod cythryblus yng Nghwm y Glo. Ymhen dim, daw achos newydd iddi mewn tref glan môr. Dwy farwolaeth mewn byr amser ac mae Dela yn mynd ati i weld os oes cysylltiad rhyngddynt.  Dyma'r drydedd nofel am Dela Arthur gan yr awdur.