Monday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm
Wednesday 9am to 8pm
Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm
Christmas and New Year opening
Saturday 23 December – open as normal
Sunday 24 December – closed
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – closed
Wednesday 27 December – 9am – 5pm
Thursday 28 December – 9am – 5pm
Friday 29 December – 9am – 5pm
Saturday 30 December – 9am – 5pm
Sunday 31 December – closed
New Years Day – closed
Tuesday 2 January – all libraries and reading cafes open as normal.
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.
Study spaces are available, on the first floor. There is a customer lift giving access to the first floor study space, Local History collection and Archives. Book a space in the reading room at York Explore.
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.
What’s on at York Explore
All activities are free unless otherwise stated.
Under 5s Storytime:
Every Thursday 10.30-11.00am, drop-in.
Every Friday 10.30-11.00am, drop-in.
Stay & Play:
Every Wednesday 1.00-2.30pm, drop in.
Digital Support Sessions
Explore Computers: Every Thursday 3pm – 4pm, A one to one computer course for absolute beginners, please book by calling (01904) 552828
Explore the Internet: Every Saturday 10.30am – 11.30am, A five week computer course following on from Explore Computers, please book by calling (01904) 552828
Explore Tablets/Smartphones: Every Thursday 4.30pm – 5.30pm, A one to one course to help beginners to use their smartphone or tablet, please book by calling (01904) 552828
Tech Assist: Every Thursday 6pm – 7pm, A one to one session to help customers complete a specific task on-line, please book by calling (01904) 552828