Thirsk community library

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

Thirsk community library
Chapel Street

Telephone: 01609 534589
Website: Thirsk Community Library website

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

Library opening hours

  • Monday:10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 1:30pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 10am to 5pm
  • Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am to 3pm
  • Sunday: closed

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is situated within the Meadowfields extra care building just off Chapel Street, which is behind the Market Place. Some public car parking spaces are assigned for library customers. Public pay and display spaces are available in the nearby Market Place. All areas of the library 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 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

  • family history
  • free online access to, Find My Past, the British Newspaper Archive and Access to Research
  • free wi-fi
  • help and support using IT
  • internet and computer access
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • magazines and newspapers
  • photocopying, printing and scanning
  • study area

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 or Thirsk Community Library Instagram page.


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