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Home Library Service

Our Home Library & Information Service is free and is for people of all ages who are unable to get to the library or carry books themselves.

The service is available on a permanent or temporary basis – for example anyone with a long term condition affecting their ability to leave the house, recuperating after illness or an operation, or shielding.


Give us a call on 01609 534584. If we’re not open just leave a message with your contact number and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, you can email us at

What happens then?

One of our friendly volunteers will get in touch to chat about your needs and your reading and listening preferences. We’ll then put together regular selections of books, large print editions, audiobooks and movies on DVD for you. Our volunteers will deliver your items right to your door and collect any returns.

A new home for e-audio books

All NYCC Libraries eAudiobooks have moved from RBDigital to Overdrive.

What does this mean for you? You can still access the same great content, but all in one place. We’ve kept all of our amazing titles and you can access them through Overdrive or their app, Libby, instead. You can find all the information here including a link to download the Libby app.

If you’re currently listening to an RBDigital eAudiobook don’t panic! You’ll be able to keep the book until you’ve finished it with no disruptions or fear of losing your place!

If you’ve recently requested an eAudiobook through RBDigital you’ll need to re-request it using Overdrive or the Libby app.

Celebrating Black History Month

October marked Black History Month (BHM) – a chance to explore and shine a light on our shared British history and a time to look forward and celebrate both the present and future possibilities.

Our celebration of BHM – a display of topical and relevant books – is now over but our regular stock includes many titles that will pique your interest and expand your horizons. Drop by and take a look.

Meanwhile, Christina Shingler, a regular customer at Harrogate Library, has produced a thought-provoking short 12-minute video exploring unconscious bias in society and our daily lives:

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’.

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.