Details of changes to our library and record office services.

Other service disruption

You may also be interested in the service disruption to other areas.


Community Libraries

Most community libraries are now offering some services. You can see the current details we have on when they are opening and what services they’re able to offer below. However we would recommend checking their websites and social media accounts for the most up to date information. You can find links to these on our library pages.

Library Open from Updated opening hours
Barlby Open select and collect and borrowing.
One PC available for 30 minutes per day per customer.
Tuesday: 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday: 2pm to 4pm
Friday: 2pm to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Bedale

Open for returns, select and collect and pre-booked browsing and IT slots.

Tuesday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Friday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Bentham Open for select and collect
Open for borrowing from 16 September.
Wednesday: 10am to 2pm
Wednesday: 10:15am to 1:30pm
Bilton & Woodfield Open for borrowing. Monday: 1.30pm to 4pm
Thursday: 9;30am to 12noon
Friday: 9:30am to 12noon
Saturday: 9:30am to 12noon
Boroughbridge Open for borrowing and PC access Monday: 10am to 12noon
Wednesday: 10am to 12noon
Friday: 10am to 12noon
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Catterick Open for borrowing and IT access Monday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm
Thursday: 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm
Colburn   Monday: 2pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday: 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday: 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Crosshills (South Craven)

Open for select and collect, returns, 1 PC and HLIS only.

Monday: 2pm to 4pm
Friday: 4pm to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Derwent Valley Bridge Open for browsing,  I T, Photocopying / printing from Friday 4th September (not Saturdays)
HLIS - fortnightly deliveries
Tuesday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm and 4pm
Friday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Easingwold Open for borrowing, public PCs and book bundles
HLIS – monthly deliveries
Monday: 10am to 12noon and 2:30pm to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 12noon
Friday: 10am to 12noon and 2:30pm to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Eastfield Open for borrowing
IT availability
HLIS – fortnightly deliveries
Monday: 10am to 1:30pm and 2pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 10am to 1:30pm and 2pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 10am to 1:30pm and 2pm to 4:30pm
Friday: 10am to 1:30pm and 2pm to 4:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Embsay with Eastby Open for borrowing from 18 September Friday: 2pm to 4pm
Saturday:10am to 12noon
Gargrave & Malhamdale Open for borrowing and PC access Monday:3pm to 4pm
Friday: 2pm to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Grassington Open for books returns and Select and Collect. Home library deliveries available for housebound users or those self-isolating. Monday: 10am to 12noon
Tuesday: 10am to 12noon
Wednesday: 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm
Friday: 10am to 12noon
Great Ayton Discovery Centre Open for borrowing and IT Tuesday: 10:30am to 2:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am to 2:30pm
Thursday 10:30am to 4:30pm
Friday: 10:30am to 2:30pm
Hawes  Open for returns, select and collect and IT Monday 10am to 3pm
Tuesday 10am to 3pm
Wednesday 10am to 3pm
Thursday 10am to 3pm
Friday 10am to 3pm
Helmsley Open for browsing, returns and collections Tuesday: 10am to 12noon
Friday: 10am to 12noon
Ingleton Open for borrowing Monday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Thursday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Friday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Kirkbymoorside   Monday: 9:30am to 12noon
Tuesday: 9:30am to 12noon
Wednesday 9:30am to 12pm
Thursday: 9:30am to 12noon
Friday: 9:30am to 12noon
Saturday: 9:30am to 12noon
Leyburn Open for returns, select and collect
Open for pre-booked IT sessions only Friday 12:30pm to 2:15pm only
Monday: 10am to 12noon - select and collect and returns
Tuesday 10am to 12pm select and collect and returns, 12.30pm to 2.15pm PN use only, 2.30pm to 4.30pm select and collect and returns.
Friday: 10am to 12noon select and collect and returns, 12:30pm 2:15pm PN use only, 2:30pm to 4:30pm select and collect and returns
Saturday: 10am to 12noon select and collect and returns
Mashamshire Open for returns and select and collect Monday: 10am to 12noon - browsing
Tuesday: 10am to 12noon - browsing 
Wednesday: 10am to 12noon - returns and select and collect
Thursday: 10am to 12noon - returns and select and collect
Friday: 10am to 12noon - returns and select and collect
Newby & Scalby   Saturday: 10am to 1pm
Norton Hive Open for browsing, returns and collections.
Pre-booked IT slots available
Tuesday: 10am to 4pm
Wednesday: 10am to 4pm
Thursday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Nidderdale Plus Open: managed borrowing Monday: 10am to 4pm
Tuesday: 10am to 4pm
Wednesday: 10am to 4pm
Thursday: 10am to 4pm
Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10 am to 1pm
Richmond Open for borrowing and pre-booked It sessions. Monday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm
Scalby Open for borrowing, select and collect and pre-booked IT  sessions Monday: 10am to 2pm
Wednesday: 10am to 2pm
Friday: 10am to 2pm
Settle Open for borrowing and PC access Monday: 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday: 2pm to 4pm
Thursday: 2pm to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Sherburn Open for borrowing and PC access Monday: 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 5pm
Friday: 9.30am to 1pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Starbeck Open for borrowing and IT use Tuesday: 10am to 1pm
Friday: 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Stokesley Open for borrowing, IT, photocopying and printing. 

Home Library – fortnightly deliveries.

Monday:9:30am to 5pm
Tuesday: 2pm to 6.30pm
Thursday: 9:30am to 5pm
Friday: 9:30am to 1pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 1pm
Tadcaster Open for borrowing, select and collect, and pre-booked IT slots Tuesday 2pm to 6pm
Thursday 9am to 1pm
Saturday 10am to 12noon
Thirsk

Open for borrowing, select and collect and pre-booked IT slots.

Monday 10am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday 10am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday 10am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am to 1pm

 

Managed libraries

We have been taking a cautious approach to coming out of lockdown but our doors are open again and we are looking forward to seeing you! Details of services can be found below.

Browsing

Most libraries are now open to allow people to choose and borrow their own books, and although we aren't able to offer our full range of services such as events, meeting room hire or regular group meetings, we are now opening up study space in some branches. Please contact your local library to find out what is on offer, alternatively you can follow them on Facebook.

We have been working hard to ensure that libraries are as safe as they can be for you to come back to. Sanitiser is available and numbers allowed into buildings at any one time will be restricted to ensure that social distancing can be maintained. Returned books are quarantined for three days before being processed and placed back on our shelves, there won’t be any fines charged during the quarantine period. For now, customers are asked to limit their visit to 20 minutes so that everyone has a chance to browse. Find out more in our video.

From 8 August the government made it mandatory for face coverings to be worn in public buildings, including libraries. More information, and exceptions, can be found on the GOV.UK website. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.

Filey

Opening hours

  • Monday, 10am to 7pm
  • Tuesday, closed
  • Wednesday, 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 1pm to 5pm
  • Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Harrogate

Opening hours

  • Monday, 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 10am to to 6pm
  • Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Knaresborough

Opening hours

  • Monday, 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Thursday, 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Friday, 9:30am to 12:30 pm and 2pm to 7pm
  • Saturday, 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Malton

  • Monday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 9:30am to 7pm
  • Wednesday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Thursday, closed
  • Friday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Northallerton

Opening times

  • Monday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, 9:30am to 6pm
  • Thursday, 1pm to 4:30pm
  • Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:30am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Pickering

Opening times

  • Monday, 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, closed
  • Thursday, 10am to 6pm
  • Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Ripon

Opening hours

  • Monday, 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 6pm
  • Tuesday, 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 5pm
  • Thursday, 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 5pm
  • Friday, 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 2pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Selby

Opening hours

  • Monday, 9:30am to 7pm
  • Tuesday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 9:30am to 12noon
  • Friday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 9:30am to 12noon
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Scarborough

Opening hours

  • Monday, 9am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, 9am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday, 9am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday, 9am to 6pm
  • Friday, 9am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 3pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Skipton

Opening hours

  • Monday, 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, closed
  • Wednesday, 10am to 6pm
  • Thursday, 10am to 6pm
  • Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Whitby

Opening hours

  • Monday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 9:30am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, closed
  • Thursday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Friday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Richmond community library

Opening hours

  • Monday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Thursday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Friday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Community libraries

There will be some variations at community run libraries. Please check the Facebook page or website of your local community library for further information about the services they are offering and opening times. Community library contact details can be found on the local libraries page.

Select and Collect service

We know that not everyone is ready to come back yet so we have a ‘select and collect' service at Filey, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Northallerton, Pickering, Richmond, Ripon, Selby, Scarborough, Skipton and Whitby libraries as well as many of our community libraries.

You can request books by calling or emailing your library and one of our library team will hand pick your choices and arrange for you to come and collect them at a time convenient to you.

The books will be ready for you to collect from the library entrance and you’ll be able to borrow the books for three weeks.

You can use the select and collect service by completing the  select and collect request form (doc / 372 KB) and emailing it to us or by contacting your local library using the details above.

Public access computers and home library service

People can book to use the public access computers at Scarborough, Harrogate, Whitby, Pickering, Filey, Skipton, Ripon, Selby, Northallerton, Knaresborough, Richmond and many of the community libraries. To maintain social distancing, we will be offering bookable slots and fewer computers may be available, especially in smaller libraries. Workstations will be cleaned between every use, with hand sanitiser and wipes made available. We currently aren’t able to offer one to one support.

If you would like to use one of our computers, then please contact your local library to book a free 45-minute slot.

Home Library Service

We understand that some people will still not be able to visit the library at the moment due to ill health, shielding, or carer responsibilities. We are pleased to be able to offer our popular and free Home Library Service. Books can be selected by the library team and delivered to your doorstep once a fortnight, free of charge. We will also collect any library books from your doorstep to return to the library on your behalf.

Supermobile library

Our Supermobile library is back on the road. We have a new temporary timetable which you can view below.

You are now able to come on board  to select your own books (covid secure arrangements are in place) or , if you prefer, you can still use the select and collect service. To arrange to collect your books call 01609 533878 or email supermobile@northyorks.gov.uk.

October timetable

Date Location Time

Thurs 1

Danby

10am to 12noon

Fri 2

No Route

-

Sat 3

Hovingham

10am to 12noon

Mon 5

Robin Hoods Bay

10am to 12noon

Tues 6

Eggborough

10am to 12noon

Wed 7

Rosedale

10am to 12noon

Thurs 8

Osmotherley

10am to 12noon

Fri 9

Sheriff Hutton

10am to 12noon

Sat 10

No Route

-

Mon 12

Sherburn

10am to 12noon

Tues 13

Brotherton

10am to 12noon

Wed 14

Kettlewell

10am to 12noon

Thurs 15

Castleton

10am to 12noon

Fri 16

No Route

-

Sat 17

Hunmanby

10am to 12noon

Mon 19

Sleights

10am to 12noon

Tues 20

Kirk Smeaton

10am to 12noon

Wed 21

Staithes

10am to 12noon

Thurs 22

Cowling

10am to 12noon

Fri 23

Slingsby

10am to 12noon

Sat 24

No Route

-

Mon 26

Weaverthorpe

10am to 12noon

Tues 27

Balne

10am to 12noon

Wed 28

Buckden

10am to 12noon

Thurs 29

Danby

10am to 12noon

Fri 30

No Route

-

Sat 31

Hovingham

10am to 12noon

November timetable

Date Location Time

Mon 2

Robin Hoods Bay

10am to 12noon

Tues 3

Eggborough

10am to 12noon

Wed 4

Rosedale

10am to 12noon

Thurs 5

Osmotherley

10am to 12noon

Fri 6

Sheriff Hutton

10am to 12noon

Sat 7

No Route

-

Mon 9

Sherburn

10am to 12noon

Tues 10

Brotherton

10am to 12noon

Wed 11

Kettlewell

10am to 12noon

Thurs 12

Castleton

10am to 12noon

Fri 13

No Route

-

Sat 14

Hunmanby

10am to 12noon

Mon 16

Sleights

10am to 12noon

Tues 17

Kirk Smeaton

10am to 12noon

Wed 18

Staithes

10am to 12noon

Thurs 19

Cowling

10am to 12noon

Fri 20

Slingsby

10am to 12noon

Sat 21

No Route

-

Mon 23

Weaverthorpe

10am to 12noon

Tues 24

Balne

10am to 12noon

Wed 25

Buckden

10am to 12noon

Thurs 26

Danby

10am to 12noon

Fri 27

No Route

-

Sat 28

Hovingham

10am to 12noon

Mon 30

Robin Hoods Bay

10am to 12noon

December timtable

Date Location Time

Tues 1

Eggborough

10am to 12noon

Wed 2

Rosedale

10am to 12noon

Thurs 3

Osmotherley

10am to 12noon

Fri 4

Sheriff Hutton

10am to 12noon

Sat 5

No Route

-

Mon 7

Sherburn

10am to 12noon

Tues 8

Brotherton

10am to 12noon

Wed 9

Kettlewell

10am to 12noon

Thurs 10

Castleton

10am to 12noon

Fri 11

No Route

-

Sat 12

Hunmanby

10am to 12noon

Mon 14

Sleights

10am to 12noon

Tues 15

Kirk Smeaton

10am to 12noon

Wed 16

Staithes

10am to 12noon

Thurs 17

Cowling

10am to 12noon

Fri 18

Slingsby

10am to 12noon

Sat 19

No Route

-

Mon 21

Weaverthorpe

10am to 12noon

Tues 22

Balne

10am to 12noon

Wed 23

Buckden

10am to 12noon

Thurs 24

No Route

-

Fri 25

No Route

-

Sat 26

No Route

-

Mon 28

No Route

-

Tues 29

No Route

-

Wed 30

No Route

-

Thurs 31

No Route

-

Locations

  • Balne: Crossroads on Thorntree Lane
  • Brotherton: Near United Reformed Church
  • Buckden: National Parks Coach & Car Park
  • Castleton: On corner of Ashfield Road with Church Street
  • Cowling: Methodist Church Hall Car Park
  • Danby: Village Hall Car Park, Dale End
  • Eggborough: Weeland Road (next to the Horse & Jockey Public House)
  • Hunmanby: Outside Bayley Gardens
  • Hovingham: Opposite the entrance to Hovingham Hall & Village Hall on Hall Green
  • Kettlewell: National Parks Coach & Car Park
  • Kirk Smeaton: Shoulder of Mutton Public House Car Park
  • Osmotherley: Oswaldene Estate
  • Robin Hoods Bay: Station Coach & Car Park, Station Road
  • Rosedale: Adjacent to the Green, by Telephone Kiosk
  • Sleights: Coach Park
  • Sheriff Hutton: Village Hall Car Park
  • Slingsby: The Green, adjacent to Porch House
  • Sherburn: Village Hall
  • Staithes: Car and Coach park
  • Weaverthorpe: Opposite Village Hall

Books already out on loan

All books issued before lockdown had their loan period extended to 1st September. Items issued or renewed from the 6th July are subject to the usual 3 week loan period.  We have arranged for a grace period for fines while returned items are in 72-hour quarantine, so charges will not accrue for this time. 

Books can be renewed by calling 01609 532774 or by logging onto your account and entering your library card number and PIN. You can also renew at your local library or email us at libraries@northyorks.gov.uk.

Digital library

You can access library services online.

We’ve been spending more money on eBooks and eAudio to make sure that there's plenty for you to read. We've also introduced an additional digital audiobook service called BorrowBox and many titles are now available for simultaneous use so you don’t have to wait to enjoy them. Find out more and explore our digital collection on our eBooks, eMagazines and digital audiobooks.

We recommend that you download the apps to make the service as easy to access as possible.

Joining and PIN numbers

You no longer need to visit a library to join the library, renew an expired card or to collect PIN numbers to access online services.

PIN numbers can be issued over the phone on verification of date of birth and postcode. Membership card numbers and PIN will be emailed to you separately.

To join the library, renew membership or get your PIN number, please call 01609 533878 or contact your local library. Membership is FREE.

Subscriptions

We know that you haven’t been able to use your subscriptions during lockdown so we are making arrangements to extend them so that you don’t lose out.

More to read!

We're spending more money on eBooks and eAudio to make sure that there's plenty for you to read. We've also introduced an additional digital audiobook service called BorrowBox and many titles are now available for simultaneous use so you don’t have to wait to enjoy them. Find out more and explore our digital collection on our eBooks, eMagazines and digital audiobooks page.

We recommend that you download the apps to make the service as easy to access as possible.

Help for home schooling

There are a number of free online information resources available as part of our library collection to help support children. This includes:

  • Britannia Encyclopaedia Junior is for children aged 5 to 11 and is a great place for homework help and to and find information about people, browse timelines, and compare countries. The encyclopaedia covers most school subjects and has links to the CBBC news website.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Student (for ages 12 to 18) has more in-depth information on a wide range of topics as well as biographies and featured spotlights.
  • There are loads of resources from Oxford University Press including dictionaries, encyclopaedias of art and music, research articles, bibliographies and biographies.  

Younger children will love ZipTales which features interactive stories with voiceovers, animations, games, quizzes and more to help make reading fun for children.

If they need a break from learning they can always read one of the hundreds of comics we have available in our eBooks, eMagazines and digital audiobooks collection.

Look after yourself

The Reading Well collection helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing. The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. Currently available are: 

Keep up to Date:

As a library member you can get daily news from around the world or read your favourite magazines for free using PressReader or RB Digital which are also available on our eBooks, eMagazines and digital audiobooks page.

Again, if you're using a tablet or smartphone, we'd recommend downloading their apps.

Our digital library includes these and all of our other free online resources including family history, business support and employment skills.

The Record Office

The Record Office search room is currently closed to the public because the ventilation and heating are not Covid-secure for public access. We are working to change this, but regret that we do not as yet have a date for reopening. We can still be contacted by email and will answer archive related enquiries remotely where possible. Access Record Office archives online.

Historic Environment Records

Physical access to the historic environment records is restricted, however the other services provided by the North Yorkshire historic environment records are being conducted as usual. A great deal of the physical records held within the historic environment records are scanned, some with permissions to digitally disseminate. We will try our best to acquire copyright permission to disseminate for any reports or documents requested to facilitate remote working and study – please do ask if this might help you.