INFO: Calderdale Libraries – Delivery for vulnerable people

With the lockdown and movement restrictions in place, you will have lost access to your local library and may be looking for more reading material or projects to fill your time.

The library lending service is available now online or via a home delivery service for the elderly or more vulnerable residents of Calderdale.

Visit Calderdale Libraries online – https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries

You can open a library account online and access some of the following services – absolutely free!

  • Browse the digital catalogue
  • Read books, magazines or newspaper archives online
  • Sign for home delivery service – available to vulnerable individuals
  • FindMyPast: Free during the coronavirus lockdown
  • And much more!

So what are you waiting for? Grab a nice cuppa, find your favourite spot and start reading!

The following bulletin was released for the Calderdale Libraries:

Whilst people can’t go out to the library now, that hasn’t stopped them reading! We have had 61 new members join the library and 25 more of our vulnerable customers have signed up for our home delivery service.

We have massively increased our digital range and there have been 928 Digital downloads (e-books, eaudio books, e-magazines and comics via RB digital) already during April. Last year was a record year with 26,039 Digital items downloaded. We expect to beat that easily this year!

We have been promoting the Digital Reference Library and particular components of it via various channels and once the technicalities are (very soon) ironed out, we will be offering additional free remote access to Ancestry and Find My Past.

We are working on a short local history film, linking a local area with its past and the resources (normally) available through libraries. If this works well, we will work on more.