AS services continue to re-open and Bradford Libraries are delighted to welcome more visitors through the doors, customers are reminded to return or renew their library books before they become overdue.

Fines for overdue items were suspended during the pandemic but now that library buildings are open again, all these books and other library materials now need to be returned on time so that many more people can have a chance to enjoy them.

Fees on overdue books were re-introduced in July, so customers are urged to hunt down their library books and other library items and bring them back to any of Bradford's Libraries as any items returned late will now incur overdue charges.

Customers will get a reminder before their books are due and then two further reminders after the due date. Following the second reminder, if books are not returned or renewed, customers will be charged for the value of the items outstanding.

People are encouraged to return their books to any of Bradford’s Libraries or to contact their local library and speak to the staff as soon as possible to discuss the options regarding outstanding loans.

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.

People can find their nearest library and opening times at People can find out about fees and charges at