We are Back + from May 12th opening our doors for SAFE BROWSING!!! come join us on Wednesday & Saturday Mornings

1015 - 1145!



Yes that's right we are opening our doors to customers on Wed and Saturday Mornings.  Safe Browsing will mean we get to see our lovely customers again - wearing masks of course and following COVID rule with sanitiser and number limits - but WE ARE VERY HAPPY!  LET THE SAFE BROWSING BEGIN!!


We still offer ORDER & COLLECT

Either go to the Order Collect Page see below... or choose from our QUICK PICKS - a table of pre quarantined books that you can pick and leave with immediately! Just come on down to the library!


Or you can choose a Y Lolfa's own book, (including Children's and Well Being Books) a Neath Port Talbot Book or buy Pre Loved books... follow the links to find UP TO DATE Lists of what we have all on the ORDER & COLLECT PAGE.


Follow the green link above for more details!


We follow all the covid guidlines and have safety procedures in place.


RETURNS CAN BE LEFT IN THE RETURN BIN BY OUR LIBRARY DOOR every WEDNESDAY + SATURDAY 1015 - 1145am, they will then be quarantined.


We have been busy with our virtual clubs - Caffi Cymraeg every Tuesday am and Fun with French on Thursday evenings.


Our most recent book club for adults "Novels @ Night" .Thursdays once a month! And over the next few months we will be having AUTHOR visits - get in touch if you'd like to join us or just come along for our (Romance) Author Visits.


Our clubs are all about keeping in touch!  Novels @ Night via messenger and a once a month optional zoom, discussing the poll-chosen book and much more!

We choose our book from Borrowbox, the free online eBooks & eAudio books for library members click here to find out more about Borrowbox or JOIN OUR GROUP HERE!



We are looking forward to slowing getting back to the "New Normal".... and meeting our community again!


Y Lolfa is a Community Library run by volunteers providing a central hub for lending both Neath Port Talbot Libraries books and Y Lolfa's Own Collection. 


We also sell pre-loved books, happy to give information, (pre covid we have)IT, we can print if you bring a memory stick or photocopy for you.  We offer support & many warm, welcoming groups. Go to the ORDER & COLLECT page (link above) for ordering books (loans or 2nd hand purchases).


DUE TO COVID19  We run some of our usual clubs online now by zoom - join in!

Book clubs

Language learning groups:



Local & family History Clubs

Art & Craft Clubs and Workshops

Seasonal Activities

Lego Club

BorrowBox online library

Neath Port Talbot e Resouces

Want to see more? - you can see our volunteers talking about the library & what we do, on S4C's  Heno link below.......





Our philosophy


We are here to support the community and embrace books, the community, and all things Welsh!  We partner Workways+ for employment who have outreach twice a week (online at the moment), Hwyl Wellbeing & signposting including GCG Friday Coffee Morning, Art & Craft in the Library & Amman Valley Foodbank Menteriaith regularly hold events with us (in addition to us running Caffi Cymraeg for Welsh Learners every Tuesday) and we hope in the Autumn 2021 to hold weekly confidence boosting Reading to a Dog with Burns by Your Side!

Canolfan Maerdy Food Hub is open during weekdays.   Our clubs are currently online, Lego Club Facebook group and Book Clubs for all ages plus French Fun weekly classes are all on Zoom Clubs...

Do contact us by email or facebook message to join in! 

Please note we are still contactable on the library phone no during library hours or on the facebook page and can signpost you if you're looking for help!