Category Archives: Libraries

This year’s Halifax Heritage Festival will look to the future as well as the past, with a series of high profile openings during the weekend.  Around 20 heritage sites in Halifax will be opening their doors to visitors with planned events and activities from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September.  The weekend coincides with the… read more … about Explore the past and celebrate the future at Halifax Heritage Festival>>

Halifax Town Hall

An array of fun family activities will mark the official opening of Calderdale’s impressive new Central Library and Archives on Saturday 9 September. This will come after an exciting first week for the bright, modern facility, which opens to the public on Tuesday 5 September in its new home next to The Piece Hall and… read more … about Book it in – official opening of striking new library>>

Akroyd Library, just outside Halifax, will reopen on Tuesday 15 August after refurbishment and improvement work.  Calderdale Council’s Akroyd Library is within the Bankfield Museum site and has been transformed as part of wider development works to the museum. The library’s Grade II listed shelving has been improved and new flooring has been installed. The… read more … about Restoration work at historic Bankfield and Akroyd>>

Akroyd library

The removal van has been booked and library staff are gearing up for the big move now that the official opening date for the new Central Library and Archive in Halifax has been announced. Over 107,000 items, including books, maps, photographs, DVDs and CDs will be carefully packed up ready to be moved, in a… read more … about Central Library books time for the big move>>

Halifax’s new Central Library and Archive will be officially opened by Calderdale Council’s Mayor, Cllr Ferman Ali, on Saturday 9 September 2017.  The civic event will celebrate the opening with a range of events and family activities to mark the occasion. Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:  “I’m delighted that the new Central… read more … about Celebrate a new chapter for the Central Library>>

Sowerby Bridge Library is undergoing major refurbishment work to repair the ageing building and update facilities.  Sowerby Bridge Library is over 100 years old and the building suffers from a number of issues related to its age, including dry rot and problems with the ageing heating system.  From Monday 5 June, major refurbishment works will… read more … about Investing in the future of Sowerby Bridge Library>>


When the New Central Library in Halifax opens later this year members of the public will be able to use its services six days a week.  Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press said:  “Currently the Central Library in Halifax is closed on Wednesdays, however the new library will be open… read more … about New Central Library will open six days a week>>