150 Years Anniversary

This year, Bradford Libraries will be celebrating 150 years since the first Public Library opened in Bradford.

The ‘Bradford Free Library’ was first opened in rented premises in Tyrrel Street on 15 June 1872. Rapidly expanding in size and greatly used, the library moved to Darley Street in 1878.

This year is a great opportunity to celebrate all of the achievements past and present of all the libraries across the Bradford District.

Latest News

Messages of Support

Children’s Library Card Competition

Free Libraries at Heart of Learning and Culture. Bradford Libraries Celebrating 150 Years 1872 – 2022

Culture and Change: Celebrating our library buildings past, present and future

And here’s some support we have received via social media…..

Central Lending Library, Darley Street