Sound + Vision

Collections available at Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, King Cross, Sowerby Bridge, and Todmorden libraries.

As well as the permanent collections, we have themed collections circulating at a number of the larger Calderdale libraries. The subjects are diverse, from children's holiday-viewing, to Western films (‘Prairie Tales’), the world of Shakespeare and the best of TV box-set series.

Membership is free. Just ask a member of staff to upgrade your library ticket.


Type Loan Fee Duration Charge for late return
Music CDs and BluRay Audio discs
  • £1.00 single disc
  • £1.50 2/3 disc set
  • £2.00 4+ disc set
  • 1 week
  • 20p per day
  • 30p per day
  • 40p per day
DVD / BluRay


1 week

  • £1.25 per day
  • 32p per day
Audio books and MP3
  • £1.00
  • Free to blind / partially sighted users
  • 3 weeks
  • 15p per day
Language Course CDs
  • 60p
  • 3 weeks

BluRay Audio

High fidelity Audio Blu Ray collections features a range of classic and contemporary albums available to rent at the usual music CD rate. You will need a BluRay player and a suitable surround system for playback.

DVD rental

Stocks range from recent releases to classics, world cinema to cult hits, leisure pursuits to travel, Bob le Flambeur to Bob the Builder! You must be over 18 to borrow DVDs.

Music CD rental

We stock everything from current favourites to experimental works, opera to the Grand Old Opry. In larger collections, you’ll find a fantastic range of classical, jazz, country, folk, world music and film soundtracks, but all our collections are peppered with unusual musical ‘nuggets - it’s what makes us different!

If a title is available in the UK we can reserve it for you too (supply may take a little longer).

Language Course rental

If you want to learn a language, brush up your vocabulary, or just for that quick weekend abroad, we have stocks of instructional courses on CD from Arabic to Welsh.

Sound + Vision loyalty card

A loyalty card scheme for film and music lovers is available in Calderdale libraries. Present your Loyalty Card when you borrow a music CD, feature film DVD or Blu-ray disc and after 8 loans you receive a free loan at any Calderdale library.

Audio Books

If you have sight problems, an alternative to reading a book may be to listen to an audiobook. Commercially recorded audiobooks are available for loan from all Calderdale Libraries and are free of charge for those who cannot use our library bookstock.

In order to benefit please bring written confirmation from your Doctor or Social Worker when you apply. Many people find that listening to an audiobook gives them a great deal of pleasure. New titles are added to stock on a regular basis and titles are circulated between all our libraries.

Calderdale library members can also download eAudio books for free.

For more information about the service, see: eBooks and eAudio books .

Other sources of audiobooks

There are other sources of recorded books available for visually impaired users. The 3 main ones are: