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Lisvane Community Library, The Cabin, Old School Car Park, Llwyn Y Pia Road, CF14 0SX

We have a good range of reading books to appeal to all ages; we have over 6,000 books: fiction, non-fiction, large print books, talking books, children’s books and books for Young Adults. Click on Library Catalogue to see what books we have. We also have computers, Internet access and a professional  quality photocopier. See below for more information.


Library Opening Hours: 
2pm - 5pm3pm- 5pm10.30am - 1pm
(Special arrangements apply at Bank Holiday periods - please see the Lisvane Link for details)

If we haven't got a book you want, we can now order it for you from Cardiff Council's stocks. Books are usually delivered and collected on a Wednesday. If you leave your phone number, we will call you and tell you that the book has arrived.

To see our Catalogue on-line: click here: enter the title or the author in which you are interested in the box underneath Search lisvanelibrary's books. When the page loads, you will see the last half-dozen books we have added at the foot of the page under “Most Recent Activity”. If you click on ‘Your Library’ (next to Collections), you will see all the books we have with most recently added at the top of the list. To check whether we have a specific book, input the title or the author where it says Search lisvanelibrary’s books (not Search site at the top, because then you will be searching all LibraryThing’s libraries!).

If you would like to join the library, click here to see our Data Use Policy. 

To see where we are, click here.

Cabin Library

We provide a photocopying service during Library opening hours. Our professional quality copier can produce A4 and A3 copies in black on white and also in full colour. Double sided copying, reducing from A3 to A4 and increasing from A4 to A3 is also possible, as is scanning documents up to A3 size.

We have access to CardiffFreeWifi for those with their own devices and also four computers which can be used for internet access during library opening hours.

If there is sufficient interest we can run computer learning classes for beginners and those who want to improve their skills. If you are interested, please contact Sue Johnson or Vernon Hanson, telephone 029 2075 0974 or e-mail(hanson.johnson@btinternet.com). There is a regular "Drop-in Session", which is usually the third Wednesday of the month (see Lisvane Link for details), and is intended for people who have a specific problem they would like help with or would just like to chat about computer related topics. If you are interested, just turn up.

A Digital Camera Self-Help Group meets Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to 11.00 in the Cabin Library for those with an interest in digital image enhancement using computer software. Contact Sue and Tony Clements, tslisvane@aol.com.

The Library is a volunteer run community library, independent from Cardiff Council's library services. It is located in a cabin in the Old School complex on the corner of Llwyn y Pia Road and Heol y Delyn close to the village centre. The Library is run wholly by volunteers. If you would like to help to run the Library, please see the Lisvane Link for contact details, or call in when we are open.

Books are either donated by the public or purchased following fund raising activities. It is the policy of the Management Committee to purchase new titles suggested by readers and the latest books by authors we know to be popular with readers. All books except the pre-school children’s books are registered in the computerised catalogue.

If you are considering donating books, please contact us first; we have limited space in which to store books and it causes us problems if we receive a large quantity of donations at any one time. Please note that suitable books for donation are paperback fiction published within the last five years. Recently published hardback or paperback non-fiction, principally biographies and history, are also popular with our borrowers. 

The Library was established by the community following the closure of the public library in 1998 and, after much hard work, was officially opened by the local M.P. on 27th February 1999. It occupies a cabin donated by local industry and is run wholly by volunteers. The Library is open three sessions per week for the borrowing of books including talking books. Membership is free to everyone living within the administrative community of Lisvane and also children attending the primary school in the village, and their carers. People living outside the area may join but are asked for a £5 joining fee.