Libraries and Cafes

All our libraries and cafes have returned to normal opening hours and libraries are open in the evening again. You can find all opening hours on the individual library pages of our website.

Story and rhyme times for children and groups and activities for adults are back too. Some will still have restricted numbers, so please ask at your local library for times and booking arrangements.

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

Some of our larger libraries have rooms to hire and cafes.

Please see our Future Libraries page to learn about our plans to develop York’s libraries.


We want everyone to enjoy our libraries 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.
  • From 30 November 2021 – following the government announcement – you are required to wear a face covering in all our libraries, but masks are not mandatory when using our cafes as they are classed as hospitality venues.
  • Please avoid visiting us if you are feeling unwell

Above all, please be kind to each other and our staff.

#ExploreTogetherAgain


York Explore

Library Square, York YO1 7DS

Tel: 01904 552 828

York info »

Acomb Explore

Acomb Explore, Front Street, Acomb YO24 3BZ

Tel: 01904 552 651

Acomb info »

Clifton Explore

Rawcliffe Lane, Clifton, York YO30 5SJ

Tel: 01904 552 662

Clifton info »

Tang Hall Explore

The Centre @ Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue, York YO31 0HA

Tel: 01904 552 655

Tang Hall info »

Bishopthorpe Library

Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RB

Tel: 01904 552 678

Bishopthorpe info »

Copmanthorpe Library

Village Centre, Main Street, Copmanthorpe York YO23 3SU

Tel: 01904 552 672

Copmanthorpe info »

Dringhouses Library

Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1LR

Tel: 01904 552 674

Dringhouses info »

Dunnington Library

The Reading Room, Church Street, Dunnington, York YO19 5PW

Tel: 01904 552 668

Dunnington info »

Fulford Library

St Oswald’s CE School, Heslington Lane, Fulford, York YO10 4LX

Tel: 01904 555 444

Fulford info »

Haxby and Wigginton Library

Oaken Grove Community Centre, Reid Park, Haxby, York YO32 3QW

Tel: 01904 552 660

Haxby info »

Huntington Library

Garth Road, Huntington, York YO32 9QJ

Tel: 01904 552 669

Huntington info »

Mobile Library

Care of Tang Hall Explore Library, Fifth Avenue, Tang Hall, York YO31 0PR

Tel: 01904 552 655

Mobile info »

New Earswick Library

The Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. YO32 4AQ

Tel: 01904 552 629

New Earswick info »

Poppleton Library

The Village, Upper Poppleton, York YO26 6JT

Tel: 01904 552 680

Poppleton info »

Strensall Library

19 The Village, Strensall, York YO32 5XS

Tel: 01904 552 677

Strensall info »

Homestead Park Café

40 Water End, York, YO30 6WP

Tel: 07917 599 895

Homestead Park info »

Hungate Reading Cafe

Hungate Reading Cafe exteriorHungate Reading Cafe, Ground Floor, Bellerby Court, Hungate, York YO1 7AF

Tel: 07767318053

Hungate info »

Rowntree Park Reading Café

Rowntree Park Lodge, Richardson Street, York YO23 1JU

Tel: 01904 551 489

Rowntree Park info »

York Stadium

Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross Dr, Huntington, York YO32 9AF

Stadium info »