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Hawes library and customer services centre
Information about Hawes library and customer services centre including contact details and services offered.
Hawes library and customer services centre
The Neukin
North Yorkshire
Telephone:01609 534597

This library is now managed and operated by volunteers working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council.

Library opening hours

  • Monday - 9am - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday - 9am - 5.30pm
  • Wednesday - 9am - 5.30pm
  • Thursday - 9am - 5.30pm
  • Friday - 9am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday - 9am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday - closed

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is located at the end of an alley called the Neukin between the Bay Tree Café and the Bull's Head Hotel, opposite to Elijah Allen's Grocers Shop.

There are no parking spaces at the library. Parking is available on the front of Main Street. There are also two pay and display car parks, one at the Dales Countryside Museum and the other in Gayle Lane. Buses stop in the marketplace which is a three minute walk away. The library is wheelchair accessible.

Popular library tasks

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

  • family history
  • free wi-fi
  • internet and computer access
  • local studies
  • meeting rooms available for hire
  • newspapers
  • parents' collection
  • shared services (see below)

Activities at the library

Please contact the library for information about activities and events.

Shared services

In addition to the usual library services, you can also access some services provided by other organisations at the library. These are:

Richmondshire District Council

  • Pay your rent, council tax and business rates etc;
  • Refuse collection enquiries, including garden waste and bulky refuse;
  • Buy car park permits; and
  • Housing and benefits enquires.

You can find more details on the services available from the Richmondshire District Council Upper Wensleydale Community Office web page.

North Yorkshire Police Authority

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Hawes Post Office

  • DVLA - car tax
  • Cash withdrawals and deposits using chip and pin
  • Post Office card accounts
  • Travel money cards
  • Euros and US dollars currency
  • Foreign currency pre-ordering service
  • Postal services
  • Postal orders
  • MoneyGram
  • e-topups
  • Bill payments

You can find more details from

Hawes Community Office (UWCP Ltd)

  • faxing
  • laminating
  • photocopying
  • projector and projector screen hire
  • coffee machine
  • free wi-fi

You can find more details from


  • electric key top-up
  • mobile phone top-up
  • TV licence payments
  • barcoded bill payments

You can find more details from

Little White Bus

  • Community bus service - scheduled and demand responsive services

You can find more details from

This page was last updated on 25 April 2017