Helmsley community library

Information about Helmsley 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.

Helmsley community library
Town Hall
YO62 5BL

Email: helmsleylibrary@gmail.com
Telephone: 01609 534553
Facebook: Helmsley community library

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

Library opening hours

  • Monday, closed
  • Tuesday, 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday, 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday, 10am to 4pm
  • Friday, 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is at the front of the Town Hall, centrally located in the marketplace. The 128, Stephenson's and 194 buses all stop in the marketplace.

A short-stay pay car park is outside the library. Long-stay parking is available in the town and is clearly sign posted. The library is accessible to wheelchairs.

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

  • baby changing facilities
  • children's area with toys
  • 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
  • IT taster sessions
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • magazines and newspapers
  • photocopying, printing and scanning
  • toilets

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

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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.