Try the new Libraries app!

Did you know that you can manage your library account and access a wealth of county library resources and online services using your North Yorkshire libraries card? And it’s just got easier with the launch of the shiny new North Yorkshire Libraries app!

Coming to the iOS or Android device of your choice with a few simple clicks. What are you waiting for?

To get the app, go to Google play (Android) or the App Store (iOS) and search for ‘North Yorkshire Libraries’.

New opening hours

We extended our opening hours from Monday 7th September. Now you have even more opportunities to come in and choose a cracking read, watch or listen!

For those who don’t wish to visit the library in person, our book bundles and home library services could be just the ticket. Click the links for full details.

Lions support the library

Easingwold Community Library is the lucky recipient of some beautiful picture books for children, presented by Easingwold District Lions during a recent visit.

Lions John Sutherland and Cassandra Bullock presented four books which have been signed by their author, Ellie Jackson.  The books tell the tales of four animals that struggle to escape man-made threats to their environments.  Nelson’s Dangerous Dive is about ghost nets in our oceans. Buddy’s Rainforest Rescue has an Orang-utan coping with logging as his home disappears. Marley’s Tangled Tale is about a penguin caught in plastic netting. Duffy’s Lucky Escape features a turtle who has a close shave with masses of plastic bottles.

These bright and attractive books are aimed at children in Years 5 and 6 but can, of course, be read to younger children.  They’re a brilliant way of getting the message across about caring for the environment – for the sake of animals and humans.

The books are on display to read in the library. The Lions have also presented copies of the books to each local primary school so if your child likes them they’ll also be able to find them when they return to school!

Many thanks to Easingwold District Lions.

Come in and choose a book

In the next stage of our phased re-opening, we are welcoming customers back into the Community Library to browse for books from Tuesday 4th August.

We will have new arrangements in place to keep everyone safe – both visitors and our volunteers. Please read our Covid-19: Information for Library Visitors before your visit and try to abide by our procedures while you are with us.

Our public computers are now open and we strongly advise you to ring us to pre-book a 45-minute session if you need one because availability is very limited. The book reservation service re-starts on Monday 3rd August. If you’re not comfortable about coming into the library, our Book Bundles service continues.

We are open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 12 Noon. Please note that there are no newspapers, seating or toilet facilities.

If you have any queries or questions about our new arrangements please email us at or ring us on 01609 534584 and leave a message.

The library re-opens!

Easingwold Community Library will be re-opening today, Tuesday 21st July, offering a limited service for the return of books and the collection of pre-ordered book bundles.

LIMITED opening hours

Our opening hours from today, Tuesday 21st July, are:

Monday: Closed.
Tuesday: 10.00am to 12.00 Noon.
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10.00am to 12.00 Noon.
Saturday: 10.00am to 12.00 Noon.

When visiting the library please respect social distancing advice.

returning books

There is no need to rush to return books to the library – all loans have automatically been extended to 1st September so no fines are accruing. 

When visiting to return books please follow the signs directing you to the rear entrance of the building where you’ll be able to drop off your books. Please respect social distancing advice whilst doing so.

book bundles

You’ll find full information about our book bundles service here.