Library opening hours
- Monday - 9.30am - 5pm
- Tuesday - 9.30am - 5pm
- Wednesday - closed
- Thursday - 9.30am - 6pm
- Friday - 9.30am - 1pm
- 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 to the north of the main traffic lights in the centre of Sherburn, heading up Finkle Hill (signposted to Tadcaster). If you are approaching along the B1222 from the direction of Selby, turn right at the traffic lights. If you are approaching from the direction of Leeds, turn left. The library is signposted just past the estate agent and is located to the rear of the row of shops, set back from the road, on your right and before the Co-op supermarket.
All the surrounding villages are served by buses which stop in Sherburn. There is also a community bus which drops off near to the library.
There is a small amount of parking outside the library. The library has automatic doors and all areas are accessible by wheelchair. There are toilet facilities suitable for people with a disability and baby changing facilities.
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
- family history
- free wi-fi
- help with your blue badge application is available
- 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
- shared services - Selby District Council
- 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 Sherburn-in-Elmet library and all libraries in North Yorkshire.
Information technology taster sessions
The library holds information technology taster sessions to introduce people to computers and the internet.
There is a reading group on the first Wednesday of each month from 10am to 11am, with coffee and tea provided.
A storytime for pre-school children takes place every Tuesday morning from 10.30am - 11am.
Shared services - Selby District Council
In addition to the usual library services, you can also access some services provided by Selby District Council at their outreach centre in the library. They hold a surgery on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 12 noon (by appointment only).
See the Selby District Council website for more details of the services they provide at their outreach centres.
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 Sherburn library information sheet [497kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library.