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Skipton library
Information about Skipton library including contact details and services offered.
Skipton library
High Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 1JX
Telephone:0845 034 9538
Fax:01756 798056

Library opening hours

  • Monday - 9.30am - 7pm
  • Tuesday - closed
  • Wednesday - 9.30am - 7pm
  • Thursday - 9.30am - 7pm
  • Friday - 9.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am - 1.30pm
  • Sunday - closed

Popular library tasks

Consultation on changes to North Yorkshire's library services

We are consulting on proposals to change how library services are run across North Yorkshire. You can find out more and take part in the consulation here.

We will be holding a drop-in session at each of our libraries, including this one, and you can view dates, times and locations here.

We have also prepared a pdf icon Skipton library information sheet [497kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library, such as number of visits, loan issues, members, running costs and more.

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is on the High Street in Skipton, opposite the Town Hall and next to the statue of Matthew Wilson. There is a bus stop directly outside; the main bus station and train station are each about a ten minute walk away.

There is no designated parking for the library, but on non-market days (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) there are two hour's free parking outside along each side of the marketplace. The nearest car park is behind the Town Hall, opposite.

The library has automatic doors and wheelchair access to the ground floor.

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
  • fax
  • internet and computer access
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • parents' collection
  • photocopier
  • study area

Activities at the library

For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.

Class visits
Class visits may be organised to the library.

View news and events for Skipton 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.

Library circle group
There is a monthly 'library circle' educational and social group for the over-55s which meets on a Tuesday afternoon.

Readers' groups
There is a monthly reading group meeting on a Wednesday evening.

Rewind Songwriting Club
Rewind Songwriting Club meets during term-time every Tuesday, 4.15pm - 6.15pm at the library. The club is open to young people aged 12-19.

A weekly under-fives storytime takes place on a Friday afternoon, during term-time.

This page was last updated on 4 November 2014