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Helmsley library
Information about Helmsley library including contact details and services offered.
Helmsley library
Town Hall
North Yorkshire
YO62 5BL
Telephone:01609 534555

Library opening hours

  • Monday - closed
  • Tuesday - 10am - 12 noon
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 4pm
  • Friday - 10am - 6pm*
  • Saturday - 10am - 12 noon
  • Sunday - closed

* Service provided by volunteers and North Yorkshire County Council.

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Finding the library, parking and access

The library is situated at the front of the Town Hall, which is centrally located in the marketplace. The 128, Stephensons and 194 buses all stop in the marketplace.

There is a short-stay pay car park outside the library. Long-stay parking is available in the town and is clearly sign posted. The library is accessible to wheelchairs and baby-changing facilities are available.

Items available from the library

You can borrow a range of books, large print books, story tapes and talking books.

Information and facilities at the library

  • children's area with toys
  • family history
  • free wi-fi
  • internet and computer access
  • IT taster sessions
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • toilets

Activities at the library

For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.

Class visits
We have class visits from Helmsley Community Primary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during term-time only.

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Home library service
The home library service operates fortnightly from the library, serving Helmsley and the surrounding area. Deliveries are on Thursday mornings.

Reading group
Helmsley/Kirkbymoorside Library Reading Group meets one Thursday a month from 5.30pm to 7pm at Kirkbymoorside library for an informal chat about this month's book. Please contact the library for details.

There is a storytime and craft session for the under fives every Thursday, from 2.30pm to 3pm.

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 Helmsley library information sheet [497kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library.

This page was last updated on 13 October 2016