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


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.


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.

Stay and Play: Every Friday 10.30am-12pm. Enjoy playing with a selection of toys with your child in our children’s area. No need to book, just drop-in.

Adult Craft Group: 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, York Pullman run the Number 19 Mon-Fri, Saturdays TransDev run the Number 19 and the Reliance buses number 30 all stop within a 5 minute walk.

Manager: Vacancy

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