Information about Whitby library including contact details and services offered.

Whitby library
Windsor Terrace
Whitby
YO21 1ET

Email: whitby.library@northyorks.gov.uk
Telephone: 01609 534350
Fax: 01947 820288

Library opening hours

  • Monday, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, 9.30am to 7pm
  • Wednesday, closed
  • Thursday, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Friday, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is located below the police station, behind the railway station and next to the employment office. The bus station and railway station are both within a short walk.

No public car parking facilities are available at the library and the nearest car park is at the Co-op supermarket or on the marina. There is a ramp for disabled access and an internal passenger lift.

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
  • meeting rooms available for hire
  • parents' collection
  • photocopier
  • study area
  • tea and coffee
  • toilets

Activities at the library

Please contact the library for further information about any activities below.

Blue Bear Club for the under-fives

Enjoy interactive songs, rhymes and stories at Blue Bear Club for the under-fives, every Tuesday from 2.15pm to 3pm. This activity is free.

Class visits

We work closely with schools in the Whitby area and welcome class visits to the library. Please contact us to organise your visit.

Craft group

The craft group meets every Tuesday between 1pm and 3pm. There is a small charge for attending this group.

Events

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Family tree research

If you are researching your family tree, come to the local history and ancestry drop-in session between 2pm and 4pm every Thursday. This session is free but prior booking is recommended.

Help with computers and the internet

Come to a free drop-in session every Monday from 11am to 1pm if you need help with computers, tablets, smartphones or the internet.

Home library service

The home library service operates a fortnightly service from the library, serving Whitby and the surrounding area.

Knit and Knatter Club

The Knit and Knatter Club meets every Monday from 1pm to 3pm. There is a small charge for attending this group.

Music tots session for the under-fives

The music tots session for the under-fives is held every Monday morning during term-time from 9.30am to 10.30am. There is a small charge for attending this group.

Reading group

A reading group is held every third Tuesday of the month from 6pm to 7pm. No meetings are held in August or December.

Story and rhymetime

A free story and rhymetime session for the under-fives is held every Tuesday between 2.15pm and 3pm.