Library opening hours
- Monday - 10am - 6pm
- Tuesday - 10am - 5pm
- Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
- Thursday - 10am - 5pm
- Friday - 10am - 5pm
- Saturday - 10am - 2pm
- 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 located in the Arcade, next to the bus station and overlooking the car park. The library is well served by the nearby bus station which provides good links to surrounding towns and villages as well as within Ripon itself.
There are no car parking spaces designated for the library. However, there is a large pay and display car park immediately in front of the library, split into sections reflecting duration of stay permitted.
The library has automatic doors and all areas are accessible to wheelchairs. The meeting room is fitted with a hearing loop and there is a portable hearing loop for use in other parts of the building. The library is located on the first floor and may be accessed by stairs or lift.
Items available from the library
You can borrow a range of books, DVDs, graphic novels, large print books, music CDs and talking books.
Information and facilities at the library
- baby changing
- family history
- 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 room available for hire
- parents' collection
- study area
- tea and coffee
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.
View news and events for Ripon library and all libraries in North Yorkshire.
Registration services are available on Monday afternoons by appointment only.
The following storytime sessions are held at the library:
- Baby Booktime Bash! - there are weekly sessions on Wednesday mornings for up to two year olds and their families, delivered by Ripon children's centre. To find out more please call 01609 532608; and
- Toddlers Treat! - there are fortnightly sessions on Friday mornings for two-and-a-half year olds and their families. Please contact the library to check the dates.
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 Ripon library information sheet [497kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library.