Kirklees Libraries to welcome residents after lockdown restrictions ease

Kirklees residents can once again visit a local library as part of a phased recovery plan which will see buildings open to the public from 12 April.

Locations and activities

The following libraries will be open for safe borrowing and IT sessions.

Library Safe borrowing Bookable IT sessions
Almondbury Mon 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tues 10:00am – 1:00pm
Thurs 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Mon 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00pm
Tues 10:00, 11:00am & 12 Noon
Thurs 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm
Chestnut Centre Mon – Fri 9:30am – 12:30pm Mon – Fri 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Dewsbury Mon, Wed, Thurs 12:30 – 3:30pm Mon, Wed, Thurs 10:00am & 11:00am
Golcar Tues and Thurs 10:00am – 2:00pm Not currently available
Heckmondwike Mon 10:00am – 1:00pm
Thurs 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Not currently available
Holmfirth Mon and Wed 10:00am – 1:00pm
Thurs 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Mon 1:00pm & 2:00pm
Thurs 12:00pm & 1:00pm
Honley Tues 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fri 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Huddersfield
(Children’s library only)
Mon – Fri 10:00am – 1:00pm Mon – Fri 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Kirkheaton Fri 1:00pm – 4:00pm Not currently available
Lindley Mon and Tues 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thurs 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Mon 12:00pm
Thurs 2:00pm
Marsden Tues 10:00am – 2:00pm Fri 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Meltham Weds 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fri 10:00am, 11:00am & 12:00pm
Rawthorpe Dalton Weds 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Fri 10:00am – 1:30pm
Weds 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
Fri 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
Shepley Mon 10:00am – 1:00pm
Thurs 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Not currently available
Skelmanthorpe Mon 10:00am – 1:00pm
Thurs 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Mon 1:00pm & Thurs 12:00pm
Slaithwaite Mon 10:00am – 12:00pm
Weds 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Thurs 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Mon 12:00pm & 1:00pm
Thurs 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Huddersfield Library – Ring and Read service for adults

Our Ring and Read offer will be available at Huddersfield Library from 12 April.  Please call us on 01484 414868 to order a selection of books.  Staff will choose these books for you, ready to collect at your pre-arranged time.

Meltham Library is also doing a ring and read offer, please call on the same number.

IT offer – how to book

You can book a 45 minute slot (to allow for cleaning between uses) by ringing Kirklees Libraries on 01484 414868 or by accessing our online booking system.

Rules to follow

Visitors will be asked to provide contact details for the Test and Trace programme and also to wear a face covering inside library buildings as per government guidance.  Due to limited capacity, visitors may be asked to queue outside during busy periods.

Health and safety is key

Health and safety has been at the heart of preparations as we work hard to make sure visitors, staff and volunteers remain safe as further library services are re-introduced. Controlling the spread of the virus is critical and visitors will be reminded to stick to government guidelines.

Returning books

When visiting, please place books to return in the green waste bins marked with Kirklees Libraries stickers. Do not remove any items from the bin.

COVID-19 test centres and Polling Station libraries

Batley and Greenwood (Ravensthorpe) libraries are still being used as COVID testing centres.

The following libraries are due to be used as polling stations for upcoming local elections in May:

  • Birstall
  • Cleckheaton
  • Denby Dale
  • Kirkburton
  • Mirfield

They will re-open as soon as possible once elections are over.