City of York Council
Sport and active leisure


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If you live within the York area you are entitled to have a YorkCard, which means that your library card will also entitle you to residents' discounts at leisure facilities across York.  The York area in this case is defined as the City of York boundary.

What discounts are available?

Your YorkCard gives you discounted or free entry to a range of leisure facilities in York, including the venues below. For more details on the specific offers see the downloads link to the right of this page.  

How long do the York Cards last?

The current York Cards will expire 12 months from the month in which you purchase them.

How much do the cards cost?

There is usually a £3 admin charge for York Cards, but they are free for Under 18s and those in receipt of the following means tested benefits: Disability Living Allowance, Carers Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support, Employment Support Allowance, Widowed Parents Allowance, or Working Tax Credit.  If you wish to join the library without getting a York Card, there is no charge.

Getting your York Card

Your York Card will be issued to you at any City of York Library (not including Rowntree Park Reading Cafe) as part of your library card. Joining the library is very easy to do at any branch - just come in and join up.

Is it a family card?

No, everybody in your household needs their own card.

Valid York Cards

Valid York Cards resemble the image at the top of this page and have a printed expiry date on them.


There are a few simple rules to ensure that the scheme isn’t abused. Please read them before using your York Card.

  • A York Card may only be used by the person to whom it is issued. It must be signed.
  • You must show your York Card to obtain the discounted rates – one discount per card presented.
  • York Card discounts are normally given for facilities and events on parks or on the strays.
  • Tickets, entry and use of facilities are subject to availability.
  • Charges are subject to change without notice.
  • You may be asked for additional proof of identity.
  • York Cards are only available to residents of the City of York Council area.
  • Our partners reserve the right to place conditions on the discounts offered; for their terms and conditions please see the respective websites.

York Libraries

Address: Explore York, Library Square, York YO1 7DS


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