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About the venue

  1. Opening times:
    Monday: 9.30am to 7.30pm;
    Tuesday: 9.30am to 7.30pm;
    Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm;
    Thursday: 9.30am to 8pm;
    Friday: 9.30am to 5pm;
    Saturday: 9am to 4pm.

    Kirklees Library and Information Centres (LICs) offer a range of services in a safe and creative community space.

    Books and Resources

    Every library in Kirklees has a wide range of books available for library members to borrow free of charge. As well as fiction and information books for adults, we have books for babies, children and teenagers. We also have books available in large print and different languages as well as some braille and dyslexia friendly titles. You can also download eBooks free of charge via our online library catalogue.

    Other resources available to borrow include maps, language tutorial CDs and driving theory DVDs. We also have a range of film DVDs available for a small charge. Talking books on CD and MP3 can also be borrowed for a small charge, or eAudio books can be downloaded for free via our online library catalogue.

    Our local history collection can be used in the library to research the history of the local area or your family tree. The collection includes books, maps, photographs, census records, church records and copies of old newspapers. We also subscribe to

    IT and Internet Access

    Dewsbury Library has computers that library members can use free of charge. All our computers have internet access, Microsoft Office applications and links to selected online resources, websites and our subscription databases. You can also print for a small charge.

    Free wifi access is currently available at Dewsbury Library for users with internet enabled mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

    We offer free basic IT help to anyone who would like to feel more confident using computers, whether you’d like a lesson or just someone on hand in case you get stuck. Contact the library for more details.


    Library staff are always happy to help and will try their best to find any information you need. We offer advice and guidance on a variety of council services, such as applying for a Kirklees Passport or a Blue Badge. Dewsbury Library also has visitor information where you can find out what’s going on in the local area.

    Staff from other organisations often hold surgeries in the library where you can get free specialist advice. See the ‘Events’ and ‘Things to do’ sections for more information.

    Other services (contact the library for more information):

    • colour photocopying and fax service,

    • Yorkshire souvenirs for sale,

    • workbooks and posters for sale,

    • community and meeting rooms to hire,

    • partnership working such as school visits.


Dewsbury Library,
Dewsbury Retail Park,
Railway Street,
WF12 8EQ

Opening times:


Dewsbury Library


Further information


Car park (paying)Behind Library or at Sports Centre
Public toilets-
Baby changing area-
WheelchairFor disabled visitors
Courtesy phoneFor internal use to Council departments


Wheelchair access Wheelchair access
Disabled parking Disabled parking
Fully accessible toilet Fully accessible toilet

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