Ilkley Library

  • Disabled access 
  • Photocopier 
  • Local history 
  • Audio books 
  • Council information 
  • Children's activities 
  • Free Internet access and word processing, etc. 
  • Free Wi-Fi

The following, weekly event is organised through Bradford District Care Trust (NHS), facilitated by Community Health Champions, and are aimed at people for whom creative writing may have therapeutic benefits:

  • Every Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Creative Writing Group with Community Health Champion John King. No previous experience necessary - just enthusiasm and a willingness to take part! 
  • No refreshments provided, but feel free to bring your own

Opening hours

Day Opening times
Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 7pm
Thursday 9am to 7pm
Friday 9am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm

About Ilkley Library

Ilkley Library was opened in 1906 and forms part of the civic precinct of Ilkley which also incorporate the Town Hall which is next door, the King's Hall and the Winter Gardens; all of which are owned and managed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The total floor area is 361 square metres. A platform lift provides access to the library.

As well as over 24,000 books and free internet access, the library offers regular storytimes, taster sessions for IT learners, a good local history resource, a reading group and access to information throughout the district.

Standards Actual
Floor Area (IFLA 1962): 40 square metres per 1,000 population 361
New items purchased: 216 per 1,000 population 2,482
Public access computers: 6 per 10,000 population 14
Book Issues 112,556
Audio Visual Issues 7,481
Visitors per Annum: l 6,000 visits per 1,000 population 116,573