Eastfield community library - More Than Books
This library is managed and operated by volunteers working in partnership with North Yorkshire Council.
Library opening hours
- Monday: 10am to 5pm
- Tuesday: 10am to 1pm
- Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
- Thursday: 10am to 1pm
- Friday: 10am to 5pm
- Saturday: 10am to 12noon
- Sunday: closed
Finding the library, parking and access
The library is located on Eastfield High Street just below the main shopping centre at the bottom of the pedestrian area. Eastfield Community Centre is directly opposite the main entrance. The nearest bus stop is for routes 7 and 17, which serve the nearby shopping area.
There is no dedicated car parking, but on-street parking is available adjacent to the library and there are no restrictions in force. The library has automatic doors and all areas are 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, audio and foreign language titles are available for loan. Well-being bags, self-care toolkits and micro:bits are also available and you can request any item that is not immediately available.
Information and facilities at the library
- 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
- help with your blue badge application
- home library and information service
- induction loop
- internet and computer access
- language courses
- local information
- local studies
- magazines and newspapers
- meeting rooms available for hire
- photocopying, printing and scanning
- reading well collection
- tea and coffee
Activities at the library
For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library. More Than Books is a Wellbeing Hub and holds various events throughout the year.
The Ancestry club meets on alternate Tuesdays from 2:00pm to 3:30pm and offers support and advice from experienced staff and volunteers.
Board games club
The Board Games Club meets every Monday 1pm-3pm (adults), 3:30pm-4:30pm (families) and Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon.
Craft sessions for adults
There are a variety of regular craft workshops and activities running throughout the year.
Craft sessions for children
We run regular craft sessions and special events during school holidays.
The In-between Club is a great place to go in-between school and home. They meet Tuesday during term-time from 3:30pm to 4:30pm and offer a variety of activities. Check out the More Than Books Facebook page for updates.
Bounce and rhyme
Songs, rhymes and sensory toys. Fridays 10am to 10:30am.
Jumbo Lego club
Jumbo Lego for under 5s meets on Fridays from 11:00am to 12:00noon.
The Knitting Circle meets every Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Lego club meets on Wednesdays in term time from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Come along and create with other Lego enthusiasts. Each week has a different theme so check out the More Than Books Facebook page for updates.
Chess For All
All welcome, come and learn how to play or better still come and teach others how to play. Fridays 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
Story and rhyme times
There are story and rhyme time sessions for the under-fives every Tuesday during term-time from 10:30am to 11:15am.
There are a number of opportunities to volunteer at the library. See the library volunteering page or ask at the library for further details.