TWO more Bradford libraries have reopened to the public.

Clayton and Wyke libraries have now joined the ever growing list in opening for essential IT use, bookable study space, browsing and self-service issue and return, as well as continuing the Order and Collect service.

This follows the successful return of other libraries including City, Keighley, Shipley, Eccleshill, Laisterdyke, Bingley, Manningham, Wibsey, Ilkley, Menston, Queensbury and Wilsden.

Services at all libraries have been adapted to follow Covid safe regulations to ensure customers and staff remain safe.

As services continue to re-open, fees and charges will be reintroduced from July.

Customers are now urged to return any outstanding loans before late fees are reintroduced.

Books can be returned at any time during library opening hours. Alternatively, they can be renewed at or by using the automated service on 01274 430094.

IT for essential use is available in many libraries. Slots must be booked beforehand by contacting the library to arrange a time. There is also a new self-service system for printing.

Libraries are welcomind people back for self-service browsing. Customer numbers are limited in order to maintain social distancing.

The Order and Collect Service is continuing and is available during library opening hours. Books can be reserved from the online catalogue or by email or telephone and then collected at an arranged time slot.

Bookable study space is also available in libraries where possible enabling school pupils and students to have increased opportunities for study and research.

Local Studies libraries at Bradford and Keighley continue to offer an email and telephone service for enquiries as well as an appointment service for visitors to the library to access items from the collections.

People can find specific details of the reopening for each library, including new opening times, on the ‘Coronavirus: latest library information’ page at or by contacting the library direct for more information and opening times.

Whilst libraries are currently operating on reduced hours, once all branches are open, libraries will be working hard to extend the range of services and opening hours as soon as possible. Further details will be announced soon.

From June onwards, it is hoped activities and events will start to take place again in libraries.