Library opening hours
- Monday - 9.30am - 5pm
- Tuesday - 9.30am - 5pm
- Wednesday - 9.30am - 5pm
- Thursday - 9.30am - 1.30pm
- Friday - 9.30am -7pm
- Saturday - 9.30am - 1.30pm
- Sunday - closed
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
Finding the library, parking and access
The library is in the marketplace, at the end near the phone boxes and post box. The bus station is five minutes walk from the library and is served by the number 1a, 1b and 780 buses. The train station is nearby and is served by trains on the York to Leeds line.
There is no public car parking available at the library. There is car parking for up to two hours on the marketplace, except for Wednesdays which is market day. There are several parking spaces for disabled users near the front of the library, on the marketplace. Also, the Castle Yard, Chapel Street and Fisher Street car parks are within a few minutes walk and all offer up to two hours parking.
The library has automatic doors and all public areas are accessible to wheelchairs. There is a hearing loop on the enquiry desk and a portable hearing loop that can be used in any part of the building. There is a wheelchair available for use by customers.
Items available from the library
You can borrow a range of books, DVDs, large print books, music CDs, story tapes and talking books.
Information and facilities at the library
- baby changing
- free wi-fi
- help with your blue badge application is available
- induction loop
- internet and computer access
- issuing of bus passes for disabled people
- issuing of bus passes for older people
- language courses
- local studies
- meeting rooms available for hire
- parents' collection
- study area
- tea and coffee
- wheelchair available
Activities at the library
For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.
Class visits may be organised to the library.
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IT support sessions
Free, one-to-one support sessions are available with a volunteer IT consultant at the library. The sessions are held on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 11.30am. Booking is essential.
There is a storytime for under-fives every Monday (term-time only) from 10.15am - 10.45am. Attendance is free.
Storytime - Saturday session
There is a storytime for under-fives every Saturday from 11am - 11.30am. Attendance is free.
Consultation on changes to North Yorkshire's library services
We recently consulted on proposals to change how library services are run across North Yorkshire. The consultation has now closed but the information is still available for reference purposes. You can also read a Knaresborough library information sheet [497kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library.