The Centre @ Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue, York YO31 0HA
Tel: (01904) 552655
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Opening Times

Monday 9am to 8pm

Tuesday 9am to 8pm

Wednesday 9am to 8pm

Thursday 9am to 8pm

Friday 9am to 6pm

Saturday 9am to 4pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

All libraries will be closed on bank holiday Monday 6 and 27 May. The Community Stadium and our reading cafes at Hungate, Rowntree Park and Homestead will remain open.


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

We have a welcoming cafe serving a variety of food and drink.

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.

Toilets are available in the centre including accessible toilets and changing places facilities.

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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What’s on at Tang Hall Explore

All activities are free unless otherwise stated.

The Bad Bargain Book Club: First Monday of every month 6pm-7pm. Please ask a member of library staff or email or phone the library to book as places are limited.

Under 5s Storytime: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30-11am. Drop-in for stories and rhymes.

Stay and Play: Every Monday 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.

Lego Club: Every Saturday 11am-12pm, no need to book.

The Thursday Night Murder Club: First Thursday of every month 6pm-7pm. Please email, phone or ask a member of library staff for further information.

Craft Club: Every Saturday 10am-12pm

Quiz in the Café: First Saturday of Every Month at 2pm. Maximum of 6 people per team. £1 per person entry. No booking required.

Book Sale: The first weekend of every month.

Digital Support Sessions

Explore Computers: Every Tuesday 12.30pm – 1.30pm. A one to one computer course for absolute beginners, please book by calling (01904) 552655

Explore the Internet: Every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm. A five week computer course following on from Explore Computers, please book by calling (01904) 552655

Explore Tablets/Smartphones: Every Wednesday 2pm – 3pm, A one to one course to help beginners to use their smartphone or tablet, please book by calling (01904) 552655

Digital Café: Last Saturday of every month 10-12pm. Keeping Digital Foundation will be on hand to offer one to one help to assist customers complete a specific task on-line.

For the latest news and to find out what’s happening at Tang Hall Explore follow us on twitter, facebook and instagram.

Getting there

Cycling: There are plenty of covered cycle racks available.

Buses: First York bus no. 11 stops outside the building.

Driving: Two free car parks, one on each side of the building, with around 70 spaces in total. There is a drop off point outside the library entrance plus four accessible parking spaces. There is also an electric car charging point operated by Charge Your Car. On-street parking is available with no local parking restrictions.

Taxis: Not all companies are yet familiar with our location. When giving information we recommend that you refer to Tang Hall Explore Library, The Centre @ Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue, off Bad Bargain Lane. Our postcode is YO31 0HA. If this is not recognised, suggest YO31 0GW as an alternative. Do not go to Fifth Avenue as we have not been at that location since June 2018.

Manager: Katie Atkinson

Katie Atkinson Burnholme Centre Manager
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