Your Local Library in York

Explore York is here for you with a family-friendly welcome at our 15 libraries across York.

Our Archives welcome families too with special sessions throughout the year.

You’ll find a library open somewhere near you every day of the week, and on evenings and weekends. Our main Reading Cafes open on most bank holidays too. Our online E-Library is always open.

As well as books, you’ll find free storytimes, toy library, Lego clubs and all sorts of events for children and families.

Find opening times on our website.

  • Bring your little ones along for under 5 story and play sessions.
  • Read, learn, and browse for hours with books to borrow for all ages.
  • Meet up with friends or join a group for free and low-cost activities.
  • Borrow free e-audiobooks and e-books for all ages on the Libby App.
  • Read e-newspapers and e-magazines for free through Press Reader.
  • PCs are free to use. You can scan and print as well with digital support on hand from our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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