Bradford Mechanics Institute Library

Full Street Address: Bradford Mechanics Institute Library, 76 Kirkgate
Postal Code: BD1 1SZ
Phone Number: 01274 722857
Organisation Characteristics: Not for Profit Organisation
Geographical area: Bradford City Centre
Has documents: Annual accounts, Bank account, Constitution or other governing document, Health and safety policies, Regular committee meetings with minutes
Information last updated: 19th May 2023

From its origins in 1832 to the present day, the Bradford Mechanics Institute has served the people of the City with educational, recreational and social activities.

Today we are primarily a well-stocked subscription library with an expanding range of very active Interest Groups.

Our members visit to exchange library books, or to meet with others for a stimulating talk on a wide range of subjects, or just to have a peaceful sit-down with a coffee. Indeed we are often described as a ‘haven of peace’ within the city centre.

Annual Membership: Single £29.50; Joint £40.00
- borrow an unlimited number of books​​
- ​daily newspapers, magazines and coffee!
- fiction stock constantly replenished including the latest best selling novels​
- non-fiction richly-resourced to support our Interest Groups, including titles dating back to Victorian times!​​​
- a great place for study and research with laptops and fully wired Wi-Fi signal

Come and join us! The Library is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm for the changing of books.

Room hire is also available outside of these hours. Our building has undergone extensive refurbishment and on the second floor we have rooms available to hire which now provide a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious meeting room and exhibition space. Book by the hour, half day or full day. One-off or regular block bookings