Information about Knaresborough library including contact details and services offered.

Knaresborough library

Telephone: 01609 533610
Fax: 01423 866581

Library opening hours

  • Monday, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Friday, 9.30am to 7pm
  • Saturday, 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Sunday, closed

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is in the marketplace, at the end near the phone boxes and post box. The bus station is a five minute walk from the library and is served by the number 1a, 1b and 780 buses. The nearby train station is served by trains on the York to Leeds line.

No public car parking is available at the library. There is car parking for up to two hours on the marketplace, except for market day on Wednesdays. Several parking spaces for disabled users are available near the front of the library on the marketplace. The Castle Yard, Chapel Street and Fisher Street car parks are also within a few minutes' walk and all offer up to two hours of parking.

The library has automatic doors and all public areas are accessible to wheelchairs.

Popular library tasks

Items available from the library

You can borrow a range of books, DVDs, large print books, music CDs, story tapes and talking books.

Information and facilities at the library

  • baby changing
  • fax
  • free wi-fi
  • help with your blue badge application
  • induction loop
  • internet and computer access
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • magazines and newspapers
  • meeting rooms available for hire
  • parents' collection
  • photocopier
  • study area
  • tea and coffee
  • toilets
  • wheelchair available

Activities at the library

Please contact the library for further information about any activities below.

Class visits

Class visits to the library may be organised.


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IT support sessions

Free, one-to-one support sessions are available with a volunteer IT consultant at the library. Please contact the library for more details.


A storytime for children under five is held every Monday from 10.15am to 10.45am. Attendance is free.

Baby rhyme time

Baby rhyme time sessions are held every Friday from 2.15pm to 2.45pm during term-time only.

School holiday activities

We offer activity events during the school holidays. Please contact the library for more details.

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