Rawcliffe Lane, Clifton, York, YO30 5SJ
Tel: 01904 552662
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Opening Times

Monday 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Tuesday 10am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 10am to 5.30pm
Thursday 2.30pm to 7pm
Friday 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm

Christmas and New Year opening

Saturday 23 December – open as normal

Sunday 24 December – closed

Christmas Day – closed

Boxing Day – closed

Wednesday 27 December – 10am – 5pm

Thursday 28 December – 2.30pm – 5pm

Friday 29 December – 10am – 5pm

Saturday 30 December – 10am – 1pm

Sunday 31 December – closed

New Years Day – closed

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


The front of Clifton Explore


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

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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There are exciting plans for the future of Clifton Library, please see the proposals.

What’s on at Clifton Explore

All activities are free unless otherwise stated.

Under 5s Storytime: Every Tuesday 10.30-11am. Drop-in for stories and songs.

Reading Group: First Tuesday of the month 11am – 12.30pm. Please contact the library to find out the latest book. (01904) 552662

Games Club: Wednesday once a fortnight 2 – 4pm drop-in.

Boccia: Every Wednesday 2-4pm drop-in.

Under 5s Play Morning: Every Wednesday 10-11am. Drop-in to play with toys and colour pictures.

Lego Club: Every Thursday 3.45-5pm drop-in.

Craft Club: Every Friday 2 – 4pm drop-in.


Getting there

We have a car park behind the library which includes 2 disabled spaces.

We have bike racks available behind the library.

No buses stop directly outside the library but the number 2 Park & Ride, Reliance number 19 and the number 30 all stop within a 5 minute walk.

Manager: Vacancy

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