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 Hawes library and customer services centre including contact details and services offered.

Hawes library and customer services centre
The Neukin

Telephone: 01609 534597

This library is managed and operated by volunteers 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 located at the end of an alley called the Neukin between the Bay Tree Café and the Bull's Head Hotel, opposite to Elijah Allen's Grocers Shop.

No parking spaces are available at the library but parking is available on Main Street. There are also two pay and display car parks, one at the Dales Countryside Museum and the other in Gayle Lane. Buses stop in the marketplace, only a three minute walk away. The library is wheelchair accessible.

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
  • local studies
  • meeting rooms available for hire
  • newspapers
  • parents' collection
  • photocopying, printing and scanning
  • shared services (see below)

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 Service Facebook page.


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

Shared services

In addition to the usual library services, you can also access some services provided by other organisations at the library. These are:

Richmondshire District Council

  • Pay your rent, council tax and business rates.
  • Make refuse collection enquiries, including garden waste and bulky refuse.
  • Buy car park permits.
  • Enquire about housing and benefits.

You can find more details on the services available from the Richmondshire District Council Upper Wensleydale Community Office web page.

North Yorkshire Police Authority

You can find more details from the North Yorkshire Police website.

Hawes Post Office

  • bill payments
  • car tax payments
  • cash withdrawals and deposits using chip and pin
  • e-topups
  • Euros and US dollars currency and foreign currency pre-ordering service
  • MoneyGram
  • postal services and postal orders
  • Post Office card accounts and travel money cards

You can find more details from the Post Office website.

Hawes Community Office (UWCP Ltd)

  • coffee machine
  • faxing
  • free wi-fi
  • laminating
  • photocopying
  • projector and projector screen hire

You can find more details from Hawes Community Office website.


  • barcoded bill payments
  • electric key top-up
  • mobile phone top-up
  • TV licence payments

You can find more details from the Paypoint website.

Little White Bus

This community bus service provides scheduled and demand responsive services. You can find more details from the Little White Bus website.