South Wales Miners' Library The Swansea Industrial Heritage Research 'Golden Mile'

South Wales Miners' Library

Established in 1973, the South Wales Miners' Library holds a diverse and comprehensive resource for researching the history and legacy of the South Wales Coalfield.

The collection includes books, pamphlets, journals, trade directories and yearbooks, posters, oral history recordings, videos and banners relating to the social, cultural, educational and political histories of the South Wales Coalfield.

The library also supports the wide range of courses taught by Swansea University's Adult Continuing Education Department, and includes an extensive local history collection.

The library is open to everyone and staff members are always willing to help with queries and give advice. No appointment is necessary.

Opening times

Term Time

Monday to Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed


Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Telephone: (01792) 518603/518693



Gower Road, Swansea, SA2 7NB