By KLTV Newdesk –
Kirklees residents can now once again access the services offered by the Local Studies Library and Kirklees Transcription Service as their doors open in a new interim location.
Both services and the West Yorkshire Archive Service will be available to the public at the refurbished former Argos unit on Victoria Lane.
The Local Studies Library boasts an extensive collection of books and materials, including maps, photographs, and local newspapers pertaining to the Kirklees area.
Additionally, they hold subscriptions to specialized information websites on behalf of their patrons.
Visitors can also benefit from numerous resources designed to assist in research on family and local history, genealogy, and obtaining copies of certificates.
The Kirklees Transcription Service is dedicated to supporting individuals who face challenges when reading printed material.
Their offerings include transcription services into alternative formats, a talking newspaper, and valuable advice and information for those in need.
Notably, the new space will be shared with the West Yorkshire Archive Service, providing visitors with access to an even wider range of historical resources.
The reopening of these services will bring much-needed relief to the local community.
Having officially opened its doors on May 15, the following are the designated opening hours for each service:
Local Studies Library:
- Monday: 9 am-7 pm
- Tuesday: 9 am-5 pm
- Wednesday: 9 am-5 pm
- Thursday: 10 am-7 pm
- Friday: 9 am-5 pm
- Saturday: 9 am-4.30 pm
- Sunday: Closed
Kirklees Transcription Service:
- Monday: 9 am-4.30 pm
- Tuesday: 9 am-4.30 pm
- Wednesday: 9 am-4.30 pm
- Thursday: 10 am-4.30 pm
- Friday: 9 am-4.30 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: Closed
West Yorkshire Archive Service:
- Monday: 9.30 am-12 pm and 1 pm-4.30 pm
- Tuesday: 9.30 am-12 pm and 1 pm-4.30 pm
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these reopening services, offering a wealth of knowledge and assistance to those seeking information on Kirklees and its history.