Visit libraries safely.

With the Government easing of protective measures from July 19th we would like to reassure you that your safety remains our priority.

We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable so would ask that you treat others using the building with consideration as we know that many visitors wish to remain cautious.

We are managing the reintroduction of services and there will be local variations. For details of services from your local library find out more from our Library and Record Office services during Coronavirus (Covid-19) page, or check the Facebook page or website of your local community library for further information.

Information about Bentham community library including contact details and services offered.

Bentham community library
Pioneer Projects
Looking Well Studios
King Street
High Bentham
LA2 7HG

Email: library@pioneerprojects.org.uk 
Telephone: 01609 534533
Website: Bentham community library website
Facebook: Bentham community library Facebook
Twitter: Bentham community library Twitter

This library is managed and operated by Pioneer Projects, working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council.

Library opening hours

Please contact the library directly for the current opening hours.

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is on King Street, between Neil Wright Associates Estates Agents and Armstrong's Hardware shop at the top of Main Street.

There is no designated parking at the library. Some on-street parking is available on Main Street, as well as a free car park signposted from the main street. The library is on the first floor, but a lift allows access to the library.

Items available from the library

You can borrow a range of books for all ages in a variety of formats, including large print and audio. Music CDs, DVDs and foreign language titles are also available for loan, as well as micro:bits. You can request any item that is not immediately available.

Information and facilities at the library

  • family history
  • free online access to Ancestry.com, Find My Past, the British Newspaper Archive and Access to Research
  • free wi-fi
  • help and support using IT
  • internet and computer access
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • newspapers
  • photocopying, printing and scanning
  • study area

Activities at the library

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

News and events

You can view news and events for all the libraries in North Yorkshire here.

Social media

You can follow North Yorkshire libraries on Library Service Twitter or Library Facebook page.

Volunteering

There are a number of opportunities to volunteer at the library. See the library volunteering page or ask at the library for further details.