Manningham Library

  • Disabled access 
  • Community garden 
  • Photocopier 
  • Reference collection 
  • Local history 
  • Daily newspapers 
  • Asian language books 
  • Council information 
  • Audio books
  • Children's activities 
  • Free Internet access 
  • Wi-Fi zone 
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Meeting room available - cost for either the morning or afternoon is £13.20

You’ll find books for all tastes, DVDs, computers, newspapers and internet access. Listen to a story with the children and sing some nursery rhymes, or just sit and relax in the garden or the new extension. Sign up for family learning events and have a go with the self-service issue system.

Opening hours

Day Opening times
Monday 9.30am to 7pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 7pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 7pm
Thursday 9.30am to 7pm
Friday 9.30am to 4pm
Saturday 9.30am to 4pm
Sunday 12 noon to 4pm

About Manningham Library

This purpose built library originally opened in 1910. The building belongs to Bradford Council along with the adjacent car park to the rear of the building. The floor area is 450 square metres. In 2007 the library was awarded £1.5 million from Big Lottery's Community Libraries Programme. The newly refurbished and extended library reopened in July 2008 following a 9 month closure period.

The new library provides excellent facilities including meeting room, a self-service issuing facility, a community garden, public toilets and has a community project board. The library is the first in the district to be open 7 days each week. The library offers over 14,000 books and over 400 media items for loan.

Book issues increased in the last year. Visitors and internet sessions have increased over the last 2 years.

Standards Actual 2015-16
Floor Area (IFLA 1962): 40 square metres per 1,000 population 341
New items purchased: 216 per 1,000 population 1848
Public access computers: 6 per 10,000 population 13
Book Issues 80932
Audio Visual Issues 541
Visitors per Annum: l 6,000 visits per 1,000 population 114946

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