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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:01609 534548
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

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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
  • free wi-fi
  • 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.

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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.

Reading group
There is a monthly reading group that meets 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.

Rhymetime sessions
There are regular rhymetime sessions during term-time for babies and pre-school children, along with their parents, grandparents or carers. The sessions each last for half an hour and are held every Thursday on the following dates and times:

Mornings at 11amAfternoons at 2pm
-Thursday 27 April
Thursday 4 MayThursday 11 May
Thursday 18 MayThursday 25 May

Saturday storytimes with the Reading Hacks
Storytimes for toddlers, pre-school children and under-eights are being held on the second Saturday of each month at 11am with the Reading Hacks on the following dates:

  • 8 April
  • 13 May
  • 10 June
  • 8 July

Storytimes are held every Friday during term-time from 2.15pm to 2.45pm and also on Wednesdays between 11am and 11.30am.

This page was last updated on 7 April 2017