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Batley Library and Art Gallery

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Little Treasure

A real gem for Batley. Love coming here with my 3 year old nephew. Its none intrusive an he enjoys... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Alisha P
via mobile
Field trip

Taking shelter from the rain allowed me to discover this well laid out and well appreciated... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
lyn b
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

An attractive purpose-built library donated by Andrew Carnegie. Its foundation stone was laid in 1905 and its clock tower came, with some modification from the town's Market Hall. There is a good selection of books and a pleasant children's library, a reference library,a suite of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A real gem for Batley. Love coming here with my 3 year old nephew. Its none intrusive an he enjoys walking around the children's area selecting books for me to read out loud to him in the comfy corner.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Alisha P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Taking shelter from the rain allowed me to discover this well laid out and well appreciated facility. My grand daughter enjoyed mixing with other children in the large children's area. Books were out of course along with a giant play mat. Several staff were on...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank lyn b
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely Library, Friendly staff, Beautiful building, The kids love it, Have attended a few events organised by the Library and have throughly enjoyed. Only thing missing in my opinion is a Cafe would love a cuppa and a slice of cake.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank mims28
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Great staff Kids love coming here. IT and internet access Books for everyone and even listening books Easy reading books for children with additional needs Newspapers and seating areas Art gallery Lego club which is fab! an art club which we still need to check...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank madam45
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It's a difficult time for libraries. Cutbacks and general lethargy towards reading are not helpful when trying to maintain what is for some, an essential part of their lives, and for others a total waste of space and money. When Andrew Carnegie dedicated Batley Library...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Fishbutty
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We planned a visit while there was a art exhibition on upstairs, well worth a visit. Friendly team on hand to offer advice

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank New-Wingcommander
Reviewed 7 January 2017

What a nice place, well set out good selection of books, audio and visual items. I only spent one hour in here but the collection of books is vast and the layout makes it very easy to find what you are looking for. Nice staff...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank YorkshireShacko
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A visit with kids, lovely building shame we could only get 1 sheet for colouring, more art resources would be nice and would be nice if the library had a coffee shop as people may spend more time at the library.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank mims28
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely old building with great facilities. Free IT access, archives and an art gallery. Free parking right in the heart of the town centre surrounded by other lovely buildings. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2015
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