Library news

Temporary relocation of Addingham Community Library

The Library will be out of use from Wednesday 22 February for a minimum of 8 weeks for essential refurbishment work to be carried out on the building.

A limited library book service will be available from a portacabin housed in the Memorial Hall car park from Tuesday 28 February until completion of the work.

Opening Hours will be:

  • Tuesday: 9am to 12noon
  • Thursday: 2pm to 6pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am to 12noon

 We will endeavour to minimise the disruption to the service as much as possible.

World Book Day 2017

This year World Book Day is Thursday 2nd March. Bradford Libraries have a host of free events and activities for children and their families to enjoy on and around World Book Day. We are very excited that we can offer such a wide range of activities to encourage children to celebrate World Book Day and to discover their local library and reading. This year we also have copies of the World Book Day books to give away to visiting pupils as well as children who come along to our pre-school and after school events.

World Book Day 2017


Bradford Libraries now offer customers e-books and e-audiobooks through a new interactive app.

BorrowBox is an online app which will allow library members to download e-books and audiobooks straight to their smartphones, iPads, tablets, laptops or computers.

This free service is coming soon and library members will be able to browse, download and read items 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The app is available for iOS and Android phones, tablets and Kindle Fire.

Users will also be able to use Adobe Digital Editions to read the items on their desktop computer or laptop.

Download E-Audiobooks

Bradford Libraries offer an E-Audiobook service. Member of the library can download free e-audiobooks to listen to on their PC or portable device.

Zinio Online Magazines

Zinio is a digital magazine service that provides access to popular and recreational magazines. Zinio offers a quick and easy way for our library customers to read digital copies of their favourite magazines. Using a PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet, you will be able to access Bradford Libraries’ selected digital magazines from wherever you are.

Images of Bradford District on Flickr

We have started to add some of our images of old Bradford on Flickr. Please come and have a look at our Flickr page.

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