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Community Library

Revised library fees and charges will come into effect from Monday 29th April. See poster below.

Story time for the under-fives makes a welcome return to Nidderdale Plus Community Library starting 7th May. Every Tuesday during term-time, 11.00 -11.40 am

Our expanded jigsaw library is on display in the library area and all jigsaws are free to borrow. Please pop in to have a look at our selection of jigsaws and borrow one or two.

If you cannot get in to the library, you can browse the selection by clicking on the attached Jigsaw Library PDF document below.

If you would like a jigsaw delivering to your home, please call us on 01423 714953 and we can arrange a convenient time to drop it off to you.

Home Library Service

Information about the home library service in North Yorkshire. We can select and deliver books, audiobooks, DVDs and information to the homes of people or families who find it difficult to get to their local library due to age, illness, a disability or if you are a carer. We also offer this free service to people who live in residential settings.

You can use the home library service on a temporary basis if you prefer, for example only in the winter or for short-term reasons such as being at home with a new baby or recovering from an operation.

Teams of volunteers deliver this service once a fortnight. Volunteers can either choose items for customers to suit their tastes, deliver them, or a bit of both. If you can get to the library but find it difficult to carry books, you can also choose the items you want to borrow in the library yourself and we will then deliver them.If you would prefer a family member or friend to choose the items you would like to borrow on your behalf, or for them to collect items selected by our volunteers, please talk to your local library team about what suits you best.

Resources & Services

There is a lot more to our library than just books… though books are obviously very important!

Please visit us to find out what services we can offer you, or look through the list below.

  • Internet access at our three public access computers and free Wi-Fi. Printouts can also be made (a fee applies for printing).  Library members can use our computers for free for one hour per day. Each subsequent half hour is £1.50. 
    For non-library members, each half hour session is £2.50. 
    Concessions* have free access for one hour per day and each subsequent half hour is £1.00. Subscriptions for computer usage are available.  Details in our library.

  •  E-books available in our library or can be downloaded at www.northyorks.gov.uk/libraries

  • Online Resources, including comNewsstand e-magazines and Oxford Online

  • DVDs, CDs and Audio books are available for a small hire charge Please note: annual media subscriptions are being phased out therefore a 6 month renewal or new subscription will be a £20 one-off cost to borrow sound and vision items all year round but the date of last issue will now be 30th September 2024

  • Wellbeing Bags can be borrowed or reserved free of charge is one is not available at our library.  Wellbeing bags are portable collection of items, books and activities for individuals and groups to share at home, in the library, or out in the community.  The bags and their contents aim to promote and encourage people to practise self care and enhance mental wellbeing.
  • Local studies
  • Large-print books
  • Home library and information servicefor people who cannot access library services in person
  • Information on local groups and societies

 *Concessions are as follows: 18 years and under in full time education; jobseekers in receipt of JSA or ESA; those whose use of PCs is severely restricted by a physical or cognitive difficulty.

General Information

  • If you are not a member, you can join up (for free) on your first visit and be issued with your library card immediately upon registration so that you can start borrowing as soon as possible
  • Up to 20 items can be borrowed at any time and returned to any North Yorks library
  • Items can be renewed or requested in our library*; online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/libraries; by phoning us; or by visiting any North Yorks library. Or use the North Yorks 24 hour telephone service on: 01609 532774 (have your library card and PIN ready and then follow the instructions.  If you don’t have a PIN we can supply one during our opening hours)
  • Late return of items may incur charges
  • Items can be requested from other libraries if we do not have that item in our library
  • IT subscriptions are available

*Reservation charges may apply to requested books.  Ask in our library for more information

Library by appointment

We started a home library book delivery service in April for people who needed to self-isolate, and are still continuing to offer a click and collect-style “Library by Appointment” service. You can order books that are in our library and we will pick them from the shelves and put them in a bag and arrange a time for you to pick them up at our door—or arrange a time to deliver your selection to you if you are unable to get into the library.
 
There are 2 ways you can order books:
 
  1. Go on line at https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/libraries-0 and search the catalogue to find the books you want, checking to see if they are available at our library.  When you have a list of the books you want to order, call us on 01423 714953, and we will pick them for you and arrange a time for you to pick them up.  You will need to give us your library card number so that we can check them out of the library system for you.
  2. Fill in the online form below, letting us know the types of books you enjoy reading, and we can prepare a “lucky dip” bag of 6 books for you.  We will then arrange a time with  you for you to come and pick them up.

Our Opening Hours

DaySummerWinter
Monday10 am – 5 pm10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday10 am – 4 pm10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday10 am – 4 pm10 am – 4 pm
Thursday10 am – 4 pm10 am – 4 pm
Friday10 am – 4 pm10 am – 4 pm
Saturday10 am – 1 pm10 am – 1 pm
Sunday10 am – 1 pmCLOSED

Use our contact form here (link to contact page needed) to get in touch and to find out more, or drop in and visit us.