St Athan Community Hub and Library

Welcome to our website

We work with our partners - the Vale of Glamorgan Council - to provide a statutory library service and wide range of activities and facilities to the people of St Athan

This includes our community in its widest sense. We serve our entire council ward - including the villages of Gileston, Flemingston, St Athan, and surrounding areas.

Library opening:

Christmas & New Year 2017


This year we have decided to give our hard working volunteers a well deserved rest,

and so we'll be having a one week shut down. Over the festive period the library will be open and closed as follows:


Tuesday 19th December 09:30 - 12:30

Thursday 21st December 14:00 - 18:00

Saturday 23rd December - Closed

Tuesday 26th December - Closed

Thursday 28th December - Closed

Saturday 30th December - Closed

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 09:30 - 12:30

Thursday 4th January 14:00 - 18:00

Saturday 6th January 09:30 - 12:30


Then we are back to business as usual. See standard opening hours below.

All of the Volunteers and Trustees of SACHaL would like to thank our community and all our library users for their continued support and generous donations throughout 2017. Thanks to you we have now provided a community library service to St Athan for one year. We look forward to serving the people of our ward and village again in 2018.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our whole team

Visit our well-stocked library. New members are always welcome

Our regular library opening hours are:

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30
  • Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 09:30 - 12:30

Our building and grounds are available for use by community groups in St Athan (these are not available to businesses, as the provision is on a donation to cover costs basis only). Please get in touch for details (see below).

Access the online library catalogue and resources available to library members

Or perhaps you'd like to volunteer

Why not join our friendly team of volunteers?

A number of roles are available, while others are yet to be discovered. Volunteering with SACHaL has a great deal to offer in the form of fun, friendship, and meaningful opportunities to build your CV, and develop your skills and knowledge.

We need a wide range of volunteers, including:

  • Library Assistants (full training given by the Vale of Glamorgan Council Library Service, no previous experience required).
  • Activity co-ordinators
  • Maintenance people
  • Administration and finance team
  • Fundraisers, marketers, and communicators

We'd love to hear from you. Contact us for an informal chat!

Please donate

We provide vitally important services and facilities to the people of St Athan, Flemingston, and Gileston

In order to serve our community of around 5,000 people to the very best of our ability, we rely on the support of donors and grant awarding bodies. We are grateful to receive one off and regular gifts of money, books, materials, equipment, services, and time (volunteering).

Don't forget that in order to successfully apply for the big grants from trusts, foundations, and statutory bodies we need to demonstrate a solid base of community and regional support. All financial donations are therefore most gratefully received, because they are invaluable to us.

SACHaL is currently setting up formal structures and systems for receiving and processing a full range of different donation types, but in the meantime if you wish to make a much appreciated single gift to us, then please do so on our LocalGiving Wales page, and please do share the link and tell others.

Contact us

Message the SACHaL team on Twitter or Facebook, where you can also follow our activities.

Or you can get in touch by email. Alternatively, call us on 01446 751497 or 07793 914751.

St Athan Community Hub and Library (SACHaL) is Registered Charity 1168648

All content Copyright St Athan Community Hub and Library 2016-17. St Athan Community Hub and Library (SACHaL) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission and based at St Athan Library, Church Lane, St Athan, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 4PL. The webmaster is Graham Mallaghan