Special collections

  • Bretton’s Heraldry Collection
  • Phyllis Bentley: Her personal collection of books and copies of her works. The West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, houses her papers, diaries, correspondence and notebooks, on behalf of the Reference Library. Phyllis Bentley’s desk and chair are also in the care of the Central Library, Halifax.
  • Edwards Bindings Collection: a collection of rare bindings (housed by West Yorkshire Archive Service).
  • Milner Collection: Pocket-sized editions of classics published by William Milner in Halifax and sold at low prices within the reach of the working classes.