3 Pickering Road
This library is now managed and operated by volunteers working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council.
Library opening hours
- Monday - closed
- Tuesday - 10am - 7pm
- Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
- Thursday - closed
- Friday - 10am - 5pm
- Saturday - 10am - 1pm
- Sunday - closed
Finding the library, parking and access
The library is located on the main A170 Scarborough to Thirsk Road, in the village of West Ayton, in between Ayton Methodist Chapel and the Forge Valley Inn. There is a bus stop nearby served by the 8 and 128 buses.
There is a car park adjacent to the library with space for six cars. There is also one space immediately outside the library. Should the car park be full, there is a large car park behind the library. This belongs to the pub but it may be used by library customers. The library has automatic doors and all areas are accessible to wheelchairs. A hearing loop is available at the counter. Baby changing facilities are also available.
Popular library tasks
- Search for books in the library catalogue
- Renew your books
- Reserve books or other items
- Borrow e-books or digital audiobooks
- Join the library online
- View library charges or pay online (£10 minimum)
- Access online reference sources
Items available from the library
You can borrow a range of books, DVDs, large print books, story tapes and talking books.
Information and facilities at the library
- baby changing
- free wi-fi
- induction loop
- internet and computer access
- language courses
- local studies
Activities at the library
For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.
Baby book time
Explore the world of books through a sensory storytime designed especially for babies from new born to walking age. This is a friendly session for mums, dads, grandparents and carers to join in with storytelling, songs and sensory play.
Sessions will be every Tuesday afternoon from 1.45pm to 2.45pm.
There will be a £1 voluntary donation towards refreshments and resources. Please note there is limited space for prams and pushchairs.
A reading group is held every last Tuesday of the month from 6.15pm.