Central Library

Central Library

From Friday 7 July 2017, the current Halifax Central Library will provide a reduced service on the ground floor only, comprising public PCs, children’s stock, music CDs and DVDs and a small selection of popular adult fiction, large print and talking books.

This is to enable preparation for the removal of library stock and equipment to the new Central Library & Archive on Square Road.

The opening hours for the library will be temporarily reduced from Monday 10 July so that staff can work on the move to the new site:

Weekdays (excluding Wednesdays) 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm

There is no fax service available during this time.

The Visitor Information Centre will continue to operate throughout with full services available.

The nearest full library services are at King Cross and Skircoat Libraries.

For more information: Central library big move.



Local Papers: Brighouse Echo, Halifax Courier, Hebden Bridge Times, Yorkshire Post

National Papers: Daily Ausaf, Daily Jang, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Financial Times (Saturday), Guardian, The Times


Location details


Central Library

Access information

Disabled Go: Central Library

Opening hours

Monday: 9:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 9:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:30 - 17:30
Friday: 9:30 - 17:30
Saturday: 9:30 - 16:00
Sunday: Closed

Reference and Information Service

The Reference and Information Service is on the second floor. It includes:

  • Non fiction reference books;
  • public PCs;
  • scanning facilities (USB stick required);
  • photocopiers;
  • fax service;
  • study facilities.

This section also has a range of resources available for Local studies and family history.


Additional information