Information about Skipton library including contact details and services offered.

Skipton library
High Street
BD23 1JX

Telephone: 01609 534548
Fax: 01756 798056

Library opening hours

  • Monday, 9.30am to 7pm
  • Tuesday, closed
  • Wednesday, 9.30am to 7pm
  • Thursday, 9.30am to 7pm
  • Friday, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Sunday, closed

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is on the High Street in Skipton, opposite the Town Hall and next to the statue of Matthew Wilson. A bus stop is directly outside; the main bus station and train station are each about a ten minute walk away.

No designated parking is available for the library, but on non-market days (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) there are two hours of free parking outside along each side of the marketplace. The nearest car park is behind the Town Hall, opposite.

The library has automatic doors and wheelchair access to the ground floor.

Autism friendly library

The team at Skipton library has achieved autism friendly status to make the library more welcoming and easier to use for people with autism and their families. You can find out more about the changes here.

Popular library tasks

Items available from the library

You can borrow a range of books, DVDs, large print books, music CDs, story tapes and talking books.

Information and facilities at the library

  • family history
  • fax
  • free wi-fi
  • internet and computer access
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • magazines and newspapers
  • parents' collection
  • photocopier
  • study area

Activities at the library

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

Class visits

Class visits to the library may be organised.


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Information technology taster sessions

The library holds information technology taster sessions to introduce people to computers and the internet.

Library circle group

A monthly 'library circle' educational and social group for the over-55s meets on a Tuesday afternoon.

Reading group

A monthly reading group meets on a Wednesday evening.

Rewind Songwriting Club

Rewind Songwriting Club meets during term-time every Tuesday from 4.15pm to 6.15pm at the library. The club is open to young people aged 12-19.


Rhymetime sessions are held every Thursday afternoon at 2pm during term-time.


Storytimes are held every Friday during term-time from 2.15pm to 2.45pm and on Wednesdays between 11am and 11.30am.

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