Local Studies Library and Kirklees Transcription Service now open

Victoria lane

People can once again visit the Local Studies Library and Kirklees Transcription Service as they open doors from the new interim location on Monday 15 May.

Both services will be available from the former Argos unit on Victoria Lane which has been refurbished.

What’s available?

Local Studies Library hold a large collection of books and other material such as maps, photographs and local newspapers relating to the Kirklees area. They also hold subscriptions to specialist information websites on behalf of customers. There are also plenty of resources to help people find information on family and local history or trace relatives and obtain copies of certificates.

Kirklees Transcription Service support people who have difficulty reading printed material. Services include transcription into alternative formats, a talking newspaper, plus advice and information.

The space will also be shared with the West Yorkshire Archive Service.

Opening times

Doors will open on Monday 15 May and here are the opening times for each service.

Local Studies Library

Monday: 9am-7pm

Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Thursday: 10am-7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-4.30pm

Sunday: Closed

Kirklees Transcription Service

Monday: 9am-4.30pm

Tuesday: 9am-4.30pm

Wednesday: 9am-4.30pm

Thursday: 10am-4.30pm

Friday: 9am-4.30pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

West Yorkshire Archive Service

Monday: 9.30am-12pm and 1pm-4.30pm

Tuesday: 9.30am-12pm and 1pm-4.30pm