Libraries in York
|| If you want to research
the history of York or find out about opportunities
for local learning, your first port of call should be
one of York’s 18 libraries.
Anyone who lives, works or studies in York can join the
library for free. There’s no age limits and prospective
joiners should bring along a form of ID, either a driver's
licence or a utility bill to take advantage of the range
of services offered.
From Acomb to Poppleton some libraries provide a lifeline
to visitors in rural areas, others offer a range of
family activities from story-telling to free Internet
You can also pick up your York Visitor's Pass at
any of York City Council’s libraries. This pass
entitles you to get into some of York’s major attractions
with big discounts.
The central library [map] is located at
Museum Street in the heart of the city centre and offers
a range of fiction and non-fiction as well as Internet
access and a range of magazines, newspapers and maps.
There’s also a “finding service” for
those who can’t find what they’re looking
for. For a small charge a member of the friendly library
team will order the book or magazine for you.
If you can’t get to the library to renew your
books there’s an online renewal service so that
you’ll never again face a charge for returning
books a week late.
For a list of libraries in the area visit www.york.gov.uk/libraries.