Library opening hours
- Monday - 9.30am - 7.30pm
- Tuesday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Wednesday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Thursday - 9.30am - 12.30pm
- Friday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Saturday - 9.30am - 12.30pm
- 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 located in Micklegate, next to the Micklegate pay and display car park.
From the North, follow the A19 into the town centre to the toll bridge traffic lights. At the traffic lights, turn right, onto Water Lane (parallel to the river). Take the second left (past the narrowing in the road) which brings you into the pay and display car park. The library is on your immediate left.
From the West and South, follow the A63 (from the west) or the A1041 or A19 (from the south) into the town centre until you are at the traffic lights in front of the Abbey. If on the A63 or A19, then continue straight ahead, if on the A1041 then turn right. This brings you to The Crescent and to the traffic lights at the toll bridge crossroads. Turn left at the lights, onto Water Lane (parallel to the river). Take the second left (past the narrowing in the road) which brings you into the pay and display car-park. The library is immediately on your left.
The train station and bus station are both located on Park Street, which is a five minute walk from the library. Exit the train/bus station and walk towards the Abbey. Cross at the pedestrian crossing to the market area in front of the Abbey (towards the Market Cross monument). Go down Finkle Street (Barclays Bank on your right at the top of the street, Thomas Cook Travel Agent on your left). Continue into Micklegate, passing the post office on your right hand side. The library is at the end of the street on your right hand side.
There is a short-stay pay and display car park immediately outside the library on Micklegate. This has both standard and disabled parking spaces. Alternative free parking can be found at Morrisons and Tesco supermarkets (maximum stay two hours) nearby in town, about five to ten minutes walk away.
The library has automatic doors and is completely at ground level, with no stairs or steps. All areas are accessible to wheelchairs.
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
- family history
- free wi-fi
- induction loop
- internet and computer access
- language courses
- local studies
- 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 Selby library and all libraries in North Yorkshire.
Information technology courses
Courses in IT are available upon demand. The courses are: absolute beginners; introduction to the internet; word processing; and Excel (spreadsheets).
There is a reading group at the library, meeting on the first Monday of the month from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. The group meets in the coffee area of the library. Attendance is free.
There is a storytime every Wednesday from 10.30am - 11.15am. Activities include stories, rhymes, singing, colouring-in. 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 Selby library information sheet [497kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library.