Keighley Library

  • Disabled access
  • Self service
  • Photocopier
  • Reference collection
  • Asian language books
  • Local history
  • DVDs
  • Audio books
  • Children's activities
  • Free Internet access, word processing
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local Studies

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 Keighley Library

Keighley Library is a Grade 2 listed building and is one of the most remarkable public buildings in the North of England. It was the first public library in England to be funded by Andrew Carnegie and opened to the public in 1904. An extension was added in 1961. The building was fully refurbished in 2007, with many original features restored, and improvements made to lighting, heating and internal layout.

The building has a total floor area of 1847 square metres. All public areas are accessible. A fully accessible lift to the Local Studies Library on the first floor is now in place.

As well as over 40,000 books and free internet access, the library offers regular storytimes, taster sessions for IT learners, and access to information throughout the district.

Standards Actual
Floor Area (IFLA 1962): 40 square metres per 1,000 population 1,847
New items purchased: 216 per 1,000 population 3,102
Public access computers: 6 per 10,000 population 21
Book Issues 158,693
Audio Visual Issues 6,702
Visitors per Annum: l 6,000 visits per 1,000 population 249,026