Libraries are closed on bank holidays.
Temporary closure on Wednesday 2 May
Work to install a new payment kiosk is being planned as part of ongoing maintenance of the building.
The Wicstun Centre will be closed all day on Wednesday 2 May and will re-open on Friday 4 May at 9.30am
During the closure period, items can be renewed by phoning your nearest East Riding Library or Multi Service Centre. Items can also be returned to these locations.
Your nearest alternate libraries on Wednesday 2 May are: Beverley Library, 9.30am – 5pm (01482) 392750Leven Library, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 3.30 – 7pm, (01964) 543360There will also be a Mobile Library at Kiplingcotes Farm, Fisher Street, Goodmanham Road, from 1.30 - 1.45pm
Your nearest alternate Multi Service Centres on Wednesday 2 May are: Howden Centre, 2 – 7pm (01482) 393939Driffield Centre, 9.30am – 5pm (01482) 393939
You can also renew your items online by using the library catalogue or the library app. Library catalogue (external website)
For this you will need your library card number and your PIN. Request your PIN form (external website)
We apologise for any inconvenience this essential maintenance may cause.
It's free to join the library for all ages; free to borrow books, audio books, DVDs and CDs, free to request items in the Online Library Catalogue.
Five computers for public use
Adjustable height desk for wheelchair users
Accessibility software: Microsoft magnifier, narrator and on-screen keyboard
Free internet and email access
Colour and black and white printing
A3 and A4 black and white and colour photocopier (Not self-service)
All East Riding Libraries are part of the Online Centres Network. If you would like to learn more about using computers and touchscreen devices we offer free self-paced online courses. Ask at your library for more information.
Free online digital information resources.
Free access to Ancestry.com library edition and Find My Past Yorkshire Collection
This library participates in the Safe Places scheme
Large print, audio books on cassette and CD, local studies material for loan. Items can be requested free of charge from other East Riding of Yorkshire libraries.
Bounce and Rhyme. For pre-school children. 11 - 11.30am Experts have discovered that if a child knows eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best at reading and spelling in their class by the time they are in Year 3. Enjoy sharing songs and rhymes with your pre-school children in a group setting, and help increase their language concentration and listening skills in these fun sessions. No need to book, just come along.
Knit and Natter. First and third Wednesday of the month. 1.30 - 3pm Library knitting groups offer improved health and wellbeing and a lively group of new friends for all ages and abilities. Did you know knitting has therapeutic qualities similar to meditation? Research shows it can help prevent and manage stress and pain. No need to book, just come along and join our friendly group.
Adult Book Club. Second Wednesday of the month. 2 - 3pm Reading can reduce stress by 68% and risk of dementia by 35%. Broaden your horizons, meet like-minded people and explore the fascinating world of literature. Suitable for all adults and ability levels. Contact Market Weighton Library at The Wicstun Centre 01482 393939 to check availability.
Reminiscence. *Starts 25th April. Last Wednesday of the month. 2 - 3pm. Take a trip down memory lane at your local East Riding Library. Use our great range of memory boxes containing items such as photographs, books and even food packaging to relive the sights and sounds of days gone by. Reminiscence is a social group for older people to meet new friends and have fun sharing stories. Reminiscence is also proven to be beneficial for those living with Dementia and their carers, and is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s society. Disabled access is available at this venue. Places are limited and booking is essential so please phone Wicstun Centre (01482) 393939 for availability. Chatterbooks. For children aged 7 - 12. Third Wednesday of the month. 4 - 4.45pm. Join in our popular reading group for primary school children, to talk about what you are reading, take part in fun activities inspired by the best children's books, and choose new books to take home and read. Did you know, children who read for enjoyment do better at school? No need to book, just come along.
Family History Group. Second Friday of the month. 10.30am - 12noon A volunteer led group for all researchers of family and local history. Join the group to meet other family history researchers and use Ancestry.com for free. This is a free event for adults 16 years and above. No booking required, just turn up on the day. Full disabled access and facilities are available at this venue.
By bus - the library is four minutes walk from bus stops on Southgate and High Street.
Parking - there is a car park behind the library with two disabled parking spaces.
All our libraries are breast feeding friendly.