Library Square, York YO1 7DS
Tel: 01904 552 828
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Opening Times

Monday 9am to 4pm

Tuesday 9am to 4pm

Wednesday 9am to 4pm

Thursday 9am to 4pm

Friday 10am to 4pm

Saturday 9am to 4pm

Sunday 11am to 3pm

Christmas and New Year opening

Saturday 23 December – open as normal

Sunday 24 December – closed

Christmas Day – closed

Boxing Day – closed

Wednesday 27 December – 9am – 4pm

Thursday 28 December – 9am – 4pm

Friday 29 December – 10am – 4pm

Saturday 30 December – 9am – 4pm

Sunday 31 December – closed

New Years Day – closed

Tuesday 2  January – all libraries and reading cafes open as normal.




York Explore Reading Cafe is a spacious and family-friendly cafe in York City Centre, open every day and serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, handmade sandwiches and cakes. We’re here for you to get together with friends and family or to browse our shelves then settle down with a cuppa and a good book.


Giorgia Capanni

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