Acomb Explore, Front Street, Acomb YO24 3BZ
Tel: 01904 552 651
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Opening Times

Monday 9am to 7.30pm

Tuesday 9am to 7.30pm

Wednesday 9am to 2pm

Thursday 9am to 7.30pm

Friday 9am to 5pm

Saturday 9am to 3pm

All libraries will be closed on the bank holiday Monday 26 August. The Community Stadium and our reading cafes at Hungate, Rowntree Park and Homestead will remain open.

Exterior view of Acomb Explore Library on Front Streetshowing the glass front and doors into the cafe


Drop-in, browse and borrow – you’re sure of a warm welcome!

We have a welcoming cafe serving a variety of food and drink.

You can use a PC. Please use our booking webpage to book a session.  You’ll need your library card number and PIN to log in.  Alternatively just give us a ring to book a session.

If you still love reading, but find it difficult to get to your local library, our Home Library Service offers you the chance to get the books that you love to read delivered straight to your door.

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What’s on at Acomb Explore

All activities are free unless otherwise stated.

Knits and Tots Craft Group: Every Monday 10am-12pm drop-in.

Adult Lego Club: Every Monday 5.30-7pm. For age 14+, drop-in.

Stay and Play: Every Wednesday 10-11.30am. Enjoy playing with a selection of toys with your child in our children’s area. No need to book, just drop-in.

Under 5s Storytime:  Every Tuesday and Thursday 10.30-11.00am. Drop-in for stories and rhymes.

Right to Read: Every Thursday 4pm- 5pm. Aimed at primary school children. Join York Cares volunteers and practice reading together in the café area. Each child may book onto a 20 minute session with a volunteer and there will be 3 sessions available. Please contact us for more details.

Scrabble Club: Every Thursday 5pm – 7:15pm

Reading Groups: We have two reading groups at Acomb. Last Tuesday of the month 6pm – 7pm and fourth Thursday of the month 11am–12pm. Please contact us for more details.

Boccia: Every Friday 2.00-3.00pm drop-in.

Pokemon Club: Every Saturday 9.30-10.30am drop-in.

Lego Club: Every Saturday 11am-12 pm Suitable for children 6-11 years. Cost is 50p per child, no need to book, just drop-in.

Craft Club: Every Saturday 11am-1pm. No need to book, just drop-in.

Digital Support Sessions. You will need to book for these by calling (01904) 552651

Explore Computers: Every Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm. A one to one computer course for absolute beginners,

Explore the Internet: Every Thursday 3.30 -4.30pm. A five week computer course following on from Explore Computers.

Explore Tablets/Smartphones: Every Tuesday 5 – 6pm. A one to one course to help beginners to use their smartphone or tablet.

Tech Assist: Every Tuesday 2.30-3.30pm. A one to one session to help customers complete a specific task on-line.

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Getting there

We have a car park.

Covered cycle rack outside the library.

Buses: First York Numbers 1, 4 and 5 from Railway Station.

Manager: Fiona Reilly

Picture of library manager Fiona Reilly
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