Christmas and New Year opening times
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
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 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
- 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.
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 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.
Rhyme time sessions
There are regular rhyme time 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 on the following dates:
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A weekly under-fives storytime takes place on a Friday afternoon, during term-time.