Silsden Community Library

Access ‘000s of books, newspapers & magazines 

Join Silsden Community Library

As a Member of Silsden Community Library you can enjoy access to thousands of books as part of Bradford Libraries as well as free subscription to on-line books, newspapers and magazines.

Staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers the library is located in Silsden Town Hall. We are open 5 days a week with extended hours on Tuesdays.

The library is for all residents. This John Liddle photograph shows you our youngest member 13-month-old Ryan Perry, and the most senior user Irene Atkinson. Ryan was helped by his mum, Cheryl Gaukroger.

Tablet Loan for Silsden residents 55+

Silsden residents aged 55+ can now loan a Samsung tablet from the Silsden Town Hall.

The tablets come with their own internet, so a wifi connection isn’t required. The project aims to support older residents to get better connected using IT, become more independent, reduce loneliness and improve confidence and wellbeing.

Free tablet training is also available to anyone who loans a tablet.

Silsden seniors learn new tech skills

What Services Does Silsden Community Library Offer?

Children’s Activities


Come and join in with our Storytime and Rhymetime sessions for pre-school children on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 – 2:30pm. It is advisable to reserve a space for this session by either dropping into the library or by telephoning 07582 102307. The responsible adult must remain with their child for this event.

Bookstart Bear Club

Bookstart is the national programme that encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with children from as early an age as possible. We do this by gifting free book packs at around 9-12 months and 4 years. There’s lots more information on the Bradford Libraries website here.

Science Club

On the first Saturday of the month we hold a Science Club from 10am to 11am. It is advisable to reserve a space for this session by either dropping into the library or by telephoning 07582 102307. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Chess Club

Held every Monday afternoon from 3:45pm – 6pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room the Chess Club is open to all ages and all abilities; complete beginners are very welcome. We have some training material, provided by Chess in Schools and Communities, which will help even the youngest to start playing the game and have fun. There is no need to book, just turn up, although those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

PressReader – Free Subscription to Newspapers and Magazines

PressReader Free Subscription

Membership of the library gives free subscription to the PressReader app.

PressReader provides access to over 7000 daily newspaper and magazine titles from more than 100 countries, in over 60 languages while connected to the Internet.

If you’re going on holiday there is no need to miss out on your daily paper just download it while you’re abroad to your phone or tablet; and it’s FREE.

Other Services

See the Bradford Libraries website here for the full list of digital services

Access free services. Such as and Find My Past for those investigating their family histories.

Go Citizen

Help for those preparing to become British Citizens.

Theory Test Pro

If you are preparing for your driving test, check out the free services right here through the library.

Rock's Backpages

Do you want to research music since the 1960s? This is the place to be.

British Newspaper Archive

Discover history as it happened right from Silsden Community Library.

Jigsaw lending service

Jigsaws are available to loan from Silsden Community Library. 

There are over 200 jigsaws available to loan from the library, ranging from 200 to 2000 pieces.

If you would like to loan a jigsaw, you can do so online via the Silsden Library Website, or by contacting the library on 01535 654131 or email

Silsden seniors learn new tech skills

When will you come to the library?

Opening Hours

Silsden Community Library Opening Hours

Day Opening Times
Monday 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 10am to 4pm
Thursday 10am to 4pm
Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays Closed

*Please note that due to the pandemic the library’s opening hours are currently restricted. The temporary opening hours are as follows:

Monday – 10am-12pm

Tuesday – closed

Wednesday – 10am-12pm

Thursday – closed

Friday – 10am-12pm

Saturday – 10am-12pm

Sunday – closed 

Join or volunteer with the library 

Sign Up Today!

We are looking forward to you getting in touch. There is so much to make use of at Silsden Community Library. Come along to see us at Silsden Town Hall or call 01535 654131. Our volunteers will make you feel very welcome.

Join or volunteer with Silsden library

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