Central Library and Archive

From 9 April to 14  May 2018, works will take place to replace tarmac along the Square Road aspect of the Central Library with permanent paving.

Within this period, there may be a short period when access to the public lift from Square Road to the library and Piece Hall East gateway may not be possible.

The Central Library (including opening times) will otherwise be unaffected.

If planning a visit, further details on lift-availability can be found by ringing 01422392630 or emailing libraries@calderdale.gov.uk.



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 & Archive
Square Road

Opening hours

Monday: 9:30 - 18:30
Tuesday: 9:30 - 18:30
Wednesday: 9:30 - 12:30
Thursday: 9:30 - 18:30
Friday: 9:30 - 18:30
Saturday: 9:30 - 16:00
Sunday: Closed


PDFCentral Library Events leaflet [PDF 672KB]

PDFSquare Roots Heritage leaflet [PDF 1000KB]

Especially for the new library, two films have been created from materials from the Yorkshire Film Archive and members of Halifax Cine Club

Halifax Library Documentary. Arts Council England. from Unity House on Vimeo.

Halifax Library Art Film. Arts Council England. from Unity House on Vimeo.

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