BRADFORD Libraries’ new ‘Order and Collect’ service for books will now be available in Ilkley, Laisterdyke and Wyke Libraries from this week.

The new book ordering service gives people the opportunity to reserve books from the Bradford Libraries online catalogue or by phoning the library. The service was launched in early July and Bradford Council says nearly 3,000 people pre-ordered and collected books in the first three weeks.

Three more libraries will be offering the ‘Order and Collect’ service which allows customers to be able to collect their book orders at an agreed time slot from a single collection point in each library.

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Customers will also be able to return their books when they collect their orders or can return them at any time without booking a slot. To help customers make book choices and discuss reading preferences, library staff will also be available via phone and email and will put together a pack of books for customers.

Ilkley Library will open its doors from Thursday and will be open Monday to Saturday 10am– 3pm and will close for lunch 12.30-1pm

for more information email or call 01943 436225.

Wyke and Laisterdyke Libraries will be open most days 10.00am -3.00pm Monday to Saturday and will close for lunch 12.30 – 1pm.

On Wednesdays these libraries will open 10.00am -12.30pm.

For more information on Laisterdyke Library email, or call 01274 434724

For information on Wyke Library email or call 01274 431598

In a change to previous hours, Manningham Library will now be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 10.00-2.00, but will not be closing for lunch.

For further details of the Order and Collect Service and opening hours visit the website: