Library opening hours
- Monday - 2pm - 6pm
- Tuesday - 2pm - 6pm
- Wednesday - 2pm - 6pm*
- Thursday - 9am - 1pm
- Friday - 9am - 1pm
- Saturday - 10am - 12 noon
- Sunday - closed
* Service provided by Friends of Tadcaster Library.
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
If approaching from Leeds or Boston Spa and entering Tadcaster on the A659, follow this road onto Station Road. The library is on the left before the pelican crossing.
If approaching from the east side of Tadcaster, turn right up St Joseph's Street and then turn left at the top into Station Road. The pelican crossing is then in front of you and St Joseph's School is on the right. The library is situated on the left of the school as you face it.
There is a bus station which is about a two minute walk from the library - the coastliner bus stops here.
There are no specific parking spaces for the library, although there are two spaces on the road opposite. There is further parking in the sports centre car park, which is further up the road and clearly signposted.
There is access to all areas for wheelchairs and there is also a hearing loop. The library has an automatic door.
Items available from the library
You can borrow a range of books, DVDs, large print books, story tapes and talking books.
Information and facilities at the library
- help with your blue badge application is available
- free wi-fi
- induction loop
- internet and computer access
- issuing of bus passes for disabled people
- issuing of bus passes for older people
- language courses
- local studies
- 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 Tadcaster library and all libraries in North Yorkshire.
IT advice sessions
Free, one-to-one advice sessions are available with a volunteer IT consultant at the library. The sessions are held on Saturdays between 10am and 12 noon. No booking is necessary, just drop in.
There is a reading group at the library which meets on the second Friday of the month from 10am - 11am. Members are very welcome to bring along pre-school children to the group.
A storytime for the under-fives is held every Thursday from 10am - 10.30am.
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 Tadcaster library information sheet [90kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library.