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

Clifton Explore will be closed on the 25th November for the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Elections.

Christmas Opening Times 2021

Friday 24th Dec – 10am – 1pm

Sat 25th Dec – closed

Sun 26th Dec – closed

Mon 27th Dec – closed

Tues 28th Dec – closed

Weds 29th Dec – 10am – 5pm

Thurs 30th Dec – 2.30pm – 5pm

Fri 31st Dec – 10am – 1pm

Sat 1st Jan – closed

Sun 2nd Jan – closed

Mon 3rd Jan – closed

Tues 4th Jan – all libraries and reading cafes reopen as normal

Clifton Library


We’re now open for you to drop-in, browse and borrow – and you don’t need an appointment.

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.

A click and deliver service for vulnerable customers continues through the Home Library Service.

We want everyone to enjoy our libraries again and feel confident when using them.

So when you visit us please remember:

  • Respect other people’s need for space.
  • Protect each other: Sanitise your hands and choose to wear a face covering in busy spaces.
  • Please avoid visiting us if you are feeling unwell

And, above all, be kind to each other and our staff.


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

What’s on at Clifton Explore

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

Reading Group: First Tuesday of the month 10 – 11.30am. Please contact the library to find out the latest book. (01904) 552662

Games Club: Wednesday once a fortnight 2.30 – 4pm

Craft Club: Every Friday 2 – 4pm


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: Lorraine Cooper

library manager Lorraine Cooper
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