Information about Knaresborough library including contact details and services offered.
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
- Search for, reserve and renew books and other items in the library catalogue.
- Borrow e-books or digital audiobooks.
- Join the library online.
- View library charges or pay online (£10 minimum).
- Access online reference sources.
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
- 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
- study area
- tea and coffee
- wheelchair available
Activities at the library
Please contact the library for further information about any activities below.
Baby rhyme time
Baby rhyme time sessions are held every Friday from 2.15pm to 2.45pm.
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.
Drop-in to our free Lego club and get creative every Monday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. The club is for reception class children and above and is held during term-time only.
We have a range of fair trade gift items and bags for sale in the library.
Reading Hacks (a Reading Agency project)
Join the Reading Hacks and inspire others to enjoy literacy through planning events and activities. The group is for 13 to 18 year olds and meets on Tuesdays between 3.45pm and 4.45pm.
A children's relaxed storytime is held every Friday from 10.30am to 11am.
School holiday activities
We offer activity events during the school holidays. 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.