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
- 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 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
- internet and computer access
- language courses
- local studies
- parents' collection
- study area
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 Skipton library and all libraries in North Yorkshire. You can also see the events in Craven libraries [2Mb] document for details of events in Skipton library from September to December 2015.
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.
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.
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 11am||Afternoons at 2pm|
|17 September||10 and 24 September|
|1, 15 and 29 October||8 and 22 October|
|12 and 26 November||5 and 19 November|
|10 December||3 and 17 December|
Saturday storytimes with the Reading Hacks
Storytimes for toddlers, pre-school children and under-eights are held every second Saturday of the month at 11am.
Storytimes are held every Friday during term-time from 2.15pm to 2.45pm.
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 Skipton library information sheet [497kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library.