Your gift matters

The cost of running Explore this year will be approximately £3.1m. Two thirds comes from our contract with City of York Council and the remainder we need to raise ourselves through trading, grants and other fundraising. Make a difference to your community and give to Explore York Libraries and Archives today. It matters now, more than ever.

Explore libraries are places where dreams start, imaginations spark, and knowledge thrives.

Welcome to the Joy Bringers campaign, where we’re on a mission to:

  • Offer comfort and company this winter by keeping our spaces warm and welcoming.
  • Share the joy of reading and open up a world of possibilities.
  • Challenge imaginations through inspiring, fun activities for children.

Your support will:

  • Keep our spaces warm and welcoming so neighbours can meet, friendships grow and a sense of place and community can thrive.
  • Help us share the joy of reading, empowering people to improve their quality of life.
  • Help fund inspiring activities to challenge imaginations and where dreams can start.

Together we can be Joy Bringers this Christmas. Thank you for your support!

Give by Bank Transfer

The best way to give is by a transfer/payment from your bank online. This removes all bank fees associated with donating via debit or credit card.

Our Bank account details are:

Name: Explore York Libraries and Archives Mutual Limited

Account Number:  45112371

Sort Code: 56-00-70

Please think about giving regularly to Explore:

By monthly Standing Order. This enables us to budget and have a regular monthly income from donations.

With gift aid if you pay tax. By signing the gift aid form we get an extra 25% on all your donations at no cost to you.


You can also support Explore when you shop online – and it won’t cost you a penny! Just follow these simple steps:

ONE – Register with Easyfundraising

TWO – Choose Explore York Libraries and Archives Mutual Limited as the cause you wish to support.

THREE – Start shopping online and with every purchase you make, your chosen retailer will make a donation to Explore.

It’s really simple so please think of registering. There’s also an app you can download for your phone which makes it even easier to use.

Follow our story

Read our Annual Review or take a look at our YouTube channel