Details of changes to our library and record office services.

Community Libraries

Some community libraries are now offering limited services during lockdown. You can see the current details we have on 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 Services Updated opening hours
Barlby Closed -
Bedale

Open for Select and Collect and IT booking.

Tuesday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Friday: 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
Bentham Select & Collect and HLIS Wednesday: 11:15am to 1:30pm
Bilton & Woodfield Closed -
Boroughbridge Closed -
Catterick

Open for Select and Collect, IT access and HLIS

Wednesday: 2pm to 4:30pm
Colburn Closed for refurbishment -
Crosshills (South Craven)

Closed

-
Derwent Valley Bridge Closed. HLIS only -
Easingwold

Closed. HLIS only

-
Eastfield Closed. HLIS only -
Embsay with Eastby Closed -
Gargrave & Malhamdale Select and Collect and pre-booked IT slots by appointment – call 01609 536547 Monday: 3pm to 4pm
Friday: 2pm to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 12pm
Grassington

Open for Select and Collect by appointment only and HLIS

Monday: 10am to 12noon
Tuesday: 10am to 12noon
Wednesday: 10am to 12noon
Thursday 10am to 12noon
Friday: 10am to 12noon
Great Ayton Discovery Centre Select and Collect and HLIS only Tuesday: 11am to 2pm
Thursday 11am to 2pm
Saturday: 11am to 2pm
Hawes  Select and Collect, pre-booked IT sessions and HLIS only Monday 9am to 2pm
Tuesday 9am to 2pm
Wednesday 9am to 2pm
Thursday 9am to 2pm
Friday 9am to 2pm
Helmsley Closed -
Ingleton Select and Collect, pre-booked IT sessions and HLIS only 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 Closed. HLIS only Monday: 9:30am to 12noon
Wednesday: 9:30 to 12noon
Thursday: 9:30am to 12noon
Friday: :9:30am to 12noon
Saturday: 9:30am to 12noon
Leyburn

We are available for Select and collect Service and Public Computers - telephone 01609 535971 to book.

Select and collect hours
Monday: 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 10am to 12noon and 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday: 11am to 3pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon

IT hours Tuesday and Friday, 45 minute sessions at 12.30 and 13.30 must be pre-booked by telephoning 01609 535971. Socially-distanced tech advice will be available on Tuesdays.

Mashamshire Open for Select and Collect Monday: 10am to 12noon
Tuesday: 10am to 12noon
Wednesday: 10am to 12noon
Thursday: 10am to 12noon
Friday: 10am to 12noon
Newby & Scalby Closed. HLIS only. -
Norton Hive Closed. -
Nidderdale Plus Select and Collect, IT bookings and HLIS. Monday: 10am to 4pm
Tuesday: 10am to 4pm
Wednesday: 10am to 4pm
Thursday: 10am to 4pm
Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm
Richmond Select and Collect and IT bookings 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
Settle Closed. HLIS only. -
Sherburn Closed. HLIS only. -
Starbeck Closed -
Stokesley

Only for Select and Collect, IT, photocopying, printing and HLIS.

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 Select and Collect, IT bookings and HLIS.

Tuesday 2pm to 6pm
Thursday 9am to 1pm
Saturday: 10am to 12noon
Thirsk

Open for Select and Collect, IT bookings and HLIS.

Monday:10am to 12noon
Tuesday: 2pm to 4pm
Thursday: 2pm to 4pm
Friday: 12am to 12noon
Saturday: 10am to 12noon

 

Managed libraries

During lockdown libraries are closed for browsing and we aren't able to offer our full range of services such as events, meeting room hire, regular group meetings, or study space.

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.

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 12noon and 1pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday, closed
  • Wednesday, 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 5pm
  • Thursday, 1pm to 5pm
  • Friday, 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Harrogate

Opening hours (from 2 December)

  • Monday: 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 5pm
  • Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm

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 12:30pm and 2pm to 7pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am to 1:30pm

Contact

Malton

  • Monday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 9:30am to 6pm
  • 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 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday, closed
  • Thursday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Friday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm 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 4pm
  • Thursday, 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday, 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 2pm
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Selby

Opening hours

  • Monday, 9:30am to 6pm
  • 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 5pm
  • Thursday, 10am to 5pm
  • Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 12noon
  • Sunday, closed

Contact

Whitby

Opening hours

  • Monday, 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday, closed
  • Thursday, 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Friday, 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm 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 offer a ‘select and collect' service at Filey, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Northallerton, Pickering, 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 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.

During lockdown we can only offer a select and collect service, no browsing on the vehicle. To arrange to collect your books call 01609 533878 or email supermobile@northyorks.gov.uk.

January timetable

Date Location Time

Mon 4

Sherburn

10am to 12noon

Tues 5

Brotherton

10am to 12noon

Wed 6

Kettlewell

10am to 12noon

Thurs 7

Castleton

10am to 12noon

Fri 8

No Route

-

Sat 9

Hunmanby

10am to 12noon

Mon 11

Sleights

10am to 12noon

Tues 12

Kirk Smeaton

10am to 12noon

Wed 13

Staithes

10am to 12noon

Thurs 14

Cowling

10am to 12noon

Fri 15

Slingsby

10am to 12noon

Sat 16

No Route

-

Mon 18

Weaverthorpe

10am to 12noon

Tues 19

Balne

10am to 12noon

Wed 20

Buckden

10am to 12noon

Thurs 21

Danby

10am to 12noon

Fri 22

No Route

-

Sat 23

Hovingham

10am to 12noon

Mon 25

Robin Hoods Bay

10am to 12noon

Tues 26

Eggborough

10am to 12noon

Wed 27

Rosedale

10am to 12noon

Thurs 28

Osmotherley

10am to 12noon

Fri 29

Sheriff Hutton

10am to 12noon

Sat 30

No Route

-

February timetable

Date Location Time

Mon 1

Sherburn

10 - 12noon

Tues 2

Brotherton

10am to 12noon

Wed 3

Kettlewell

10am to 12noon

Thurs 4

Castleton

10am to 12noon

Fri 5

No Route

 

Sat 6

Hunmanby

10am to 12noon

Mon 8

Sleights

10am to 12noon

Tues 9

Kirk Smeaton

10am to 12noon

Wed 10

Staithes

10am to 12noon

Thurs 11

Cowling

10am to 12noon

Fri 12

Slingsby

10am to 12noon

Sat 13

No Route

 

Mon 15

Weaverthorpe

10am to 12noon

Tues 16

Balne

10am to 12noon

Wed 17

Buckden

10am to 12noon

Thurs 18

Danby

10am to 12noon

Fri 19

No Route

 

Sat 20

Hovingham

10am to 12noon

Mon 22

Robin Hoods Bay

10am to 12noon

Tues 23

Eggborough

10am to 12noon

Wed 24

Rosedale

10am to 12noon

Thurs 25

Osmotherley

10am to 12noon

Fri 26

Sheriff Hutton

10am to 12noon

Sat 27

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 have had their loan period extended to 1 March 2021.

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 your books via our library app or email us at libraries@northyorks.gov.uk.

The North Yorkshire Library app can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android devices.

Digital library

You can access library services online here or via the library app (the North Yorkshire Library app can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android devices).

Find out more and explore our digital collection on our eBooks, eMagazines and digital audiobooks here.

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.

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. All are also available through our library app. The North Yorkshire Library app can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android devices.

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.