Helmsley community library

Information about Helmsley community library including contact details and services offered.

Helmsley community library
Town Hall
YO62 5BL

Email: helmsleylibrary@gmail.com
Telephone: 01609 534553
Facebook: Helmsley Community Library Facebook page.

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

Library opening hours

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesdays 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesdays 10am to 1pm
  • Thursdays 10am to 1pm
  • Fridays 8:30am to 1pm
  • 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

  • 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

Activities at the library

For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.

Social media

You can follow North Yorkshire libraries on Library Service Twitter.


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