Menston Library

As well as fiction and non-fiction book sections we have audiobooks, DVDs, computers with free internet access and a printer. We have newspapers and information on local events and societies.

We offer free beginners' computer courses.

We hold regular storytime sessions and rhymetime singing sessions, both followed by crafts for young children. During school holidays we have more activities for school age children.

We support various reading groups for adults and school children.

We have disabled access and an induction loop.

Please contact us for more information on any of our services.

Opening hours

Day Opening times
Monday 9.30am to 7pm
Tuesday 2.30pm to 5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9.30am to 7pm
Friday 2.30pm to 5pm
Saturday 9.30am to 4pm

About Menston Library

This purpose built library was opened in 1973 and has floor area of nearly 238 square metres. The building is a single-storey flat roofed property consisting of the library area with generous parking facilities both to the front and rear which are shared with the Kirklands Community Centre. This building is annexed to the library. As well as parking provision, there is also good access to the library with an alternative choice of steps or ramp to the main entrance.

As well as over 12,000 books and free internet access, the library offers access to information throughout the district.

Standards Actual
Floor Area (IFLA 1962): 40 square metres per 1,000 population 238
New items purchased: 216 per 1,000 population 751
Public access computers: 6 per 10,000 population 4
Book Issues 38,568
Audio Visual Issues 1,053
Visitors per Annum: l 6,000 visits per 1,000 population 21,117