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

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update - all libraries closed

All North Yorkshire Libraries are temporarily closed in response to Covid-19.

We are continuing to provide free services online, including e-books, newspapers and information.

If you need help to access online services, please ring 01609 533878.

We have made arrangements to extend loan periods. No one needs to worry about accruing fines.

Bentham community library
Pioneer Projects
Looking Well Studios
King Street
High Bentham

Telephone: 01609 534533
Website: Bentham community library
Facebook: Bentham community library
Twitter: Bentham community library

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

Library opening hours

  • Monday, 2.30pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday, closed
  • Wednesday, 10am to 2pm
  • Thursday, closed
  • Friday, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 12 noon
  • Sunday, closed

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, 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

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Social media

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