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Libraries directory : York Explore Library

Record Details

NameYork Explore Library
AddressYork Explore Library, Library Square, York, YO1 7DS
Telephone01904 552828
Opening / closing hours

Library, Family & Local History Rooms

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

Archives Reading Room

Monday: 9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday: 9.30am tp 5pm

Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm

Saturday: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Please note that all York libraries are closed on Bank Holidays, and additional closed days are advertised on our website


Welcome back to York Explore

On 1 May 2014 Explore York Libraries and Archives became a separate organisation - a mutual benefit society with charitable status supported by City of York Council. For information about any of our services, including the ones listed below, visit our website at
  • Free internet access and wi-fi
  • Cafe Explore with great coffee!
  • Children's fiction and adult fiction
  • Large print books and audiobooks
  • Reference books and books to support your learning
  • Comfortable seating for you to relax and pass time with friends
  • Parking for cars and bicycles
  • Children's area and young people's area
  • Colour photocopying facilities
  • Information about local services
  • Adult Education courses including computing, languages, alternative therapies and more
  • Reading groups
  • Storytimes for under 5's
  • Room Hire

Disabled access
Online catalogue