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SWML - South Wales Miners' Library: Banwen Library

Mae'r dudalen hon hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg

Banwen Library

Banwen Library is a small friendly community library, and is supported by the South Wales Miners' Library and Swansea University Libraries.

The Library is used by the staff and students of Swansea University, but can be used by all members of the local community. Banwen Library operates an OPEN TO ALL policy.

The library is based at the DOVE Workshop, an award winning community centre, that is committed to the provision of learning opportunities in the community.

History of Banwen Library

Banwen Library is a branch of the South Wales Miners’ Library and is based at the DOVE Workshop, Banwen, 25 miles from Swansea in the Dulais Valley.

This was opened in 1989 to support the pioneering Community University of the Valleys. The library was enlarged and refurbished in 1993 and 2002.

Services at Banwen Library


We offer the following services at Banwen:

  • Library Books
  • Reference Books
  • PC Access
  • Printing Facilities
  • Help and support with a range of online resources
  • Study Spaces

Where to find us and Opening hours

Banwen Library is re-opening on Wednesday 29th September

We will be open for Request and Collect and for the return of books

If you do visit the library, please adhere to Government COVID Guidelines and all safety guidelines provided by the DOVE Workshop


The Library is open every  Wednesday  9.30am - 3pm

To contact the library | Tel: 01639 700024 ext 5  | 

Address: Banwen Library | DOVE Workshop | Roman Road | Banwen | Neath | SA10 9LW