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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.

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.

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
17 September10 and 24 September
1, 15 and 29 October8 and 22 October
12 and 26 November5 and 19 November
10 December3 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 pdf icon Skipton library information sheet [497kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library.

This page was last updated on 26 April 2016