Thornton Library

Changes at Thornton Library

From Tuesday 4 April Thornton Community Library will be managed by volunteers with support from a local group and Bradford Libraries.

Opening times will remain the same.

We thank all our customers for their continued loyalty and support.

  • Disabled Access 
  • Photocopier 
  • Audio Books 
  • Free Internet access and word processing

Opening hours

Day Opening times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 12 noon
Thursday Closed
Friday 1pm to 6pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12 noon

About Thornton Library

The library is situated in the Thornton Community Centre which was purpose built in 1969 and is owned by Bradford Metropolitan District Council and managed by the Social Services Directorate. The building is well situated in the main shopping street of the village and is within easy reach of local shops and health centre. There is a considerable residential development nearby. The library is easily accessible for public transport and limited car parking facilities are provided. The total floor area of the library is 70 square metres.

As well as over 5,000 books and free internet access, an online computer course, word processing and printing, the library offers regular storytimes and access to information throughout the district. The library offers over 200 media items for loan including children's DVD's and adult audio books.

Standards Actual 2015-16
Floor Area (IFLA 1962): 40 square metres per 1,000 population 70
New items purchased: 216 per 1,000 population 392
Public access computers: 6 per 10,000 population 3
Book Issues 11400
Audio Visual Issues 145
Visitors per Annum: l 6,000 visits per 1,000 population 10677

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Council Address : Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX


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