Y Lolfa (Gwaun Cae Gurwen)

Welcome to GCG Community Library, we are currently closed due to Covid but have online zoom sessions for all age groups of children (check in, quizzes activities & book chat).

We have weekly Welsh Learner Chat, Weekly French Lesson Fun & Monthly Adult Book sessions all on Zoom video chat. We are behind the scenes working on planning what services we can offer in the near future.

Your nearest NPT library is Pontardawe which is offering a call and collect book service. Check in on our Facebook page for latest information or to message us directly. Although phoneline is open.

This is a community managed library.

Directions to SA18 1UN
Y Lolfa
New Community Hall, New Road, Gwaun Cae Gurwen Ammanford Neath Port Talbot SA18 1UN pref
01269 825904 01269 825904 voice +441269825904

Opening Times

Day Morning Afternoon
Tuesday 10.00 - 1.00 Closed
Wednesday Closed 3.00 - 5.30
Thursday Closed 2.00 - 4.30
Friday 10.00 - 12.00 Closed
Saturday 10.00 - 12.00 Closed



  • Fiction and non-fiction collection for Adults, Young Adults Teens and Children
  • Children's area
  • Y Lolfa range of own label books with latest titles for children
  • A wide range of nearly new books for sale from 50p
  • Free wifi & Free Computer use, Scanning, Photocopying, Printing, IT help (pre-arranged) & provision of recycling bags & NPT Planning documents.
  • Free access to Ancestry UK & other reference tools, Ezines & other NPT Library services
  • Library membership giving you access e-audio books & e-books including BorrowBox – online books from anywhere on smart phones tablets and computers
  • Workways+ weekly Tuesdays & Fridays outreach session (help for unemployed)
  • Children & Adults book clubs (10 at the moment!) in English & Welsh
  • Burns By Your Side Listening Dog bookable weekly sessions to aid reader confidence
  • Weekly groups: Friday coffee chat and Arts&Crafts, Caffi Cymraeg Welsh Learning chat; Fun with French taught group for adults and inviting younger members for a new group.
  • Monthly teaching lead clubs - Creative Writing, Ancestry/Family History (please enquire), Local History.  
  • Seasonal special Flower Arranging & Author / Expert Talks & Menteriaith Activities promoting the Welsh Language
  • Holiday Activities eg Story Workshops & Song & Rhyme in conjuction with Neath Port Talbot Libraries eg Halloween, Easter and Activities through the Summer Reading Challenge.
  • Friday morning Hub with Amman Valley Food Bank, Hwyl Wellbeing services & Neath One stop shop Domestric abuse support … Carer Support NPT, Parenting from Flying Start & Song Rhyme sessions planned for future.
  • Christmas, Spring & Summer Fundraising Days and Christmas Craft Fairs including Santa.
  • Second Hand Book Sales