Kirklees Library service adapts to the new lockdown

As part of Kirklees’ efforts to fight the coronavirus and reduce infection rates, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend some of our library services, including our ring and read service.

Throughout the pandemic, library staff and volunteers have had to adapt to new ways of working and use their skills in different areas. They continue to make essential welfare calls to registered members over 70 and are out in our communities with the COVID Community Response team helping with the crisis.

Councillor Turner said:

“We are doing all we can to keep staff, volunteers and customers safe and in doing so we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close our library buildings.  I am very much aware of how important libraries are to our communities, but we must do all we can to prevent the spread of the virus, and the advice is very clear that people should stay at home if they can. We must do all we can to stay safe and protect our NHS. We look forward to opening our library doors again soon and welcoming customers back to our buildings.”

Online offer

There are over 29,000 titles available in the e-book catalogue and e-audio books for people of all ages on the Libby App available for download via our Overdrive page.

Over on PressReader, we have 7,000 daily newspapers and magazines from around the world available to view online and download for your convenience.

The Library team continue to provide an exciting programme of online content, including the popular weekly Library Adventures Live! Visit Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel for details of this and other programs available.

Home Library Service

The Home Library service continues to operate, delivering books to residents that may have difficulty accessing library services due to disability, illness or caring responsibilities. For more details and to check if your eligible please ring 01484 226363.

Need help?

Help on how to access these services is available online, alternatively, call 01484 414868 or email