Calderdale Libraries December Update.

This is the December newsletter from Calderdale Council’s Libraries service:

Great News, Our Hub Libraries have reopened.

During the 2nd lockdown Central Library has been open for Returns & Collection of pre-ordered items. But as of Monday 7th December, Central Library & the Hub Libraries are now open for Phase 2 usage. This means you can come into the library & choose your own books etc., use the computers, do printing as well as return and/or collect pre-ordered items.

Local Studies is available in Central Library, but visits are by appointment only. Please email or ring 01422 392631 during opening hours.

Visits to the children’s areas may need to be pre-booked so please contact your local library.

Opening Times

Central Library: Tuesday to Saturday 10 – 4
Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, King Cross, Sowerby Bridge & Todmorden: Monday to Saturday 10 – 4

You can, of course still access our online facilities as below:

·      Access e-books, e-audio books, digital magazines and comics. All are available to download free from
and from·      Access 24-hour reference resources from the Digital Library at

·      Enjoy story time and craft sessions at Libraries

·      Use the Home Library Service.
E-mail: or call 01422 288062
This service will continue to operate for anyone who needs to use it!

·      As before, masks are required to be worn, social distancing to be maintained & there are several hand sanitising stations available within each library.

All items currently on loan are due back on the 31st March, 2021.

Christmas Closures

Central Library, Brighouse, King Cross & Sowerby Bridge will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 24th December and will reopen on Monday 4th January.

Hebden Bridge and Todmorden Libraries will be closed on Thursday 24th December & reopen on Monday 4th January.

We hope that everyone can enjoy a lovely Christmas whilst also staying safe & that 2021 can bring more of a return to normality!