- BluRay Audio
- DVD rental
- Music CD rental
- Language Course rental
- Sound + Vision loyalty card
- Audio Books
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||
|DVD / BluRay||
|Audio books and MP3||
|Language Course CDs||
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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:
- Royal National Institute for the Blind: Talking books - Talking Book Service. Phone: 0181 9036666.
- Calibre Audio Library - Phone: 01296 432339.
- Talking Newspapers and Magazines - Phone: 01435 866102.