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Welcome to Drighlington Community Library

Plunge yourself into the wonderful world of Reading!

Drighlington Community Library is run by volunteers, we are committed to keeping the library open and helping the village of Drighlington.

Our Library not only has an excellent stock of old, new and children Literature but we have computer facilities with high speed internet, printing and scanning capabilities and an online booking portal.

The Library is a place we want you to feel safe, comfortable and we would love to see you here enjoying one of the array of books available, get caught in a thrilling crime novel or perhaps you want to read poetry, we have it all.  So, come visit, relax, read, search the internet, with a nice cup of coffee or tea at your Library.

Find a Store - Help us receive up to £4000 with Tesco Bags of Help

You can help us receive up to £4000 via a grant through the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.  The stores where you can put a blue token in the slot for Drighlington Community Library everytime you shop can be found at:

Birstall Express 3 Smithies Ln Birstall, Batley WF17 9EH

Cleckheaton 49 Northgate, Cleckheaton BD19 3HS

TESCO - Help us when you Shop. Birstall Express and Cleckheaton

Any money raised this way will be used to update the Children’s area with new furniture and relevant books and learning activities for different ages.

The Library believes that “The whole community benefits if its children are provided with resources to grow and develop”

Voting is open in the Birstall Express and Cleckheaton stores throughout September and October. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.  If you don’t receive one, please ask for one and place it in the Drighlington Community Library slot.

Who we are…

We provide a library that is open for everyone. You do not have to be a member of the library if you just want to read something in the library, ask a question or consult a reference work (e.g. a telephone directory or a dictionary or an encyclopaedia). You will, however, need to join the library if you want to borrow books or other items or, in most cases, if you want to use the Internet.

Our Library provide books which can be borrowed by members of the library. All kinds of books can be borrowed, fiction (such as the latest bestseller or a classic novel) and non-fiction (such as history, biography, science, travel, self-help, etc.). In addition to standard books, we also have copies of some books in “large print” format, which are popular with readers with a visual impairment.

If the book you want is already out on loan, you can reserve it with us in the library or online. We will notify you when the book is available for you to borrow.

Our Library also collects materials about the history of Drighlington. There is a huge range of material available including county and parish histories, maps, photographs, drawings, old records, and newspapers. This may need to be requested to view.

We provide quiet areas for studying, and we also can accomodate group study and collaboration. With several computers available to access the Internet, peaceful, no distractions could just be what you need.