Information about Whitby library including contact details and services offered.
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
- Search for, reserve and renew books and other items in the library catalogue.
- Borrow e-books or digital audiobooks.
- Join the library online.
- View library charges or pay online (£10 minimum).
- Access online reference sources.
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
- free wi-fi
- internet and computer access
- language courses
- local studies
- magazines and newspapers
- meeting rooms available for hire
- parents' collection
- study area
- tea and coffee
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.
We work closely with schools in the Whitby area and welcome class visits to the library. Please contact us to organise your visit.
The craft group meets every Tuesday between 1pm and 3pm. There is a small charge for attending this group.
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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
If you need help with computers, tablets, smartphones or the internet, free sessions are held every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm, Thursday from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm and Friday from 10am to 12 noon. Places are limited so advanced booking is advisable. Please contact the library to book your place.
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.
Story and rhymetime
A free story and rhymetime session for the under-fives is held every Tuesday between 2.15pm and 3pm.