Derwent Valley BRIDGE community library

Information about Derwent Valley BRIDGE community library including contact details and services offered.

Derwent Valley BRIDGE community library
3 Pickering Road
West Ayton
YO13 9JE

Telephone: 01723 863052

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

Library opening hours

  • Monday, closed
  • Tuesday, 10am to 7pm
  • Wednesday, 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday, closed
  • Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is located on the main A170 Scarborough to Thirsk Road, in the village of West Ayton, in between Ayton Methodist Chapel and the Forge Valley Inn. A bus stop nearby is served by the 8 and 128 buses.

A car park is adjacent to the library with space for six cars and one space is available immediately outside the library. If the car park is full, there is a large car park behind the library which belongs to the pub but may be used by library customers. The library has automatic doors and all areas are accessible to wheelchairs.

Popular library tasks

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

  • baby changing
  • free wi-fi
  • induction loop  
  • internet and computer access
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • magazines
  • toilets

Activities at the library

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

Baby book time
Explore the world of books through a sensory storytime designed especially for babies from new born to walking age. This is a friendly session for mums, dads, grandparents and carers to join in with storytelling, songs and sensory play.

Sessions are held every Tuesday afternoon from 1.45pm to 2.45pm. A £1 voluntary donation towards refreshments and resources is welcome. Limited space is available for prams and pushchairs.

For forthcoming events in Derwent valley bridge community library see You can also view news from all the libraries in North Yorkshire here.

Reading group
A reading group is held every last Tuesday of the month from 6.15pm.