Your local library
Central Library, Halifax
|Monday||9:30 - 7:00|
|Tuesday||9:30 - 7:00|
|Thursday||9:30 - 7:00|
|Friday||9:30 - 7:00|
|Saturday||9:30 - 5:00|
Events and activities
To find out what’s happening in Calderdale's libraries check out:
- the calendar of events, What’s on;
- activities for children and their families in Do something!;
- our schedule of regular Readers’ Groups.
Access for All | Adult lending | Busy Babies | Readers' Groups | Childrens lending | Class visits | Foreign language books | Fax facilities | Internet access | Language courses | Large print books | Local history | Magazines | Meeting room hire | Newspapers | Open learning | PC facility | Photocopying | Photo-Me™ | Request service | Reference department | Sales | Self-issue machine | Sound and vision collection | Storytimes | Talking books | Wheelchair access | WiFi hotspots .
The Central Library participates in the national Reading Well: Books on prescription scheme. For more information see Reading Well.
Your local Calderdale library gives you access to valuable online resources:
Access to Research
Free access to a wealth of academic research has been made available by leading UK academic publishers.
Over 250,000 research journals are now available online.
Tracing your family history using Ancestry (Library Edition) is free in your local library.
The web site provides information on the Parish Registers of the West Riding of Yorkshire, British and United States Census records, Military Records and much more.
Which? offers consumer advice on washing machines, laptops, tablets, televisions, fridge freezers, vacuum cleaners and more than 500 reports that are constantly updated.
The Central Library now hosts the Halifax Visitor Centre until the new Central Library opens to the public in 2016. For more information about the exciting range of products, as well as opening times, see Halifax Visitor Centre.