Ilkley Library

Ilkley Library essential works - preparation for Visitor Information Centre relocation

Work will begin on Monday 19 March for approximately 1 week. This will affect the area down the steps from the library counter. Access will not be affected, though there may be some noise which will be kept to a minimum.

No works are planned between 24 March and 8 April.

Main Works commence Monday 9 April for approximately 2 weeks.

  • There will be no accessible entrance during this time whilst essential works are carried out. The main entrance with steps will be the only access to the library.
  • If you require assistance during this time please go the Visitor Information Centre in the Town Hall. Your requirements will be passed to the library staff, who will do their best to fulfil your needs.

We apologise for any disruption to services during this time, and thank you for your co-operation.

If you wish to renew items on loan, you can do so online at:

and click on ‘My Account’ or by calling our 24hr Automated renewal line on 01274 430094.

  • Disabled access
  • Photocopier
  • Local history
  • Audio books
  • Council information
  • Children's activities
  • Free Internet access and word processing, etc.
  • Free Wi-Fi

The following, weekly event is organised through Bradford District Care Trust (NHS), facilitated by Community Health Champions, and are aimed at people for whom creative writing may have therapeutic benefits:

  • Every Wednesday 1pm to 3pm Creative Writing Group with Pam Barnes. No previous experience necessary - just enthusiasm and a willingness to take part! 
    Telephone 01274 321911
  • No refreshments provided, but feel free to bring your own

Opening hours

Day Opening times
Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 7pm
Thursday 9am to 7pm
Friday 9am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm

About Ilkley Library

Ilkley Library was opened in 1906 and forms part of the civic precinct of Ilkley which also incorporate the Town Hall which is next door, the King's Hall and the Winter Gardens; all of which are owned and managed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The total floor area is 361 square metres. A platform lift provides access to the library.

As well as over 24,000 books and free internet access, the library offers regular storytimes, taster sessions for IT learners, a good local history resource, a reading group and access to information throughout the district.

Standards Actual
Floor Area (IFLA 1962): 40 square metres per 1,000 population 361
New items purchased: 216 per 1,000 population 2236
Public access computers: 6 per 10,000 population 14
Book Issues 98730
Audio Visual Issues 5190
Visitors per Annum: l 6,000 visits per 1,000 population 170807


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