Libraries are closed on bank holidays.
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.
Ten computers for public use including two for use by children
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
All East Riding Libraries are UK Online centres. If you would like to learn more about using computers then UK Online training sessions can teach you the basics. Ask at your library for more information.
Free online digital information resources including Oxford Reference
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, children's DVDs, local studies material for loan. Items can be requested free of charge from other East Riding of Yorkshire libraries.
Knit and Natter. 2 - 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. First 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, no need to book just come along.
Chatterbooks. For 7 - 11 year olds. Last Thursday of the month. 4 - 5pm 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. *Please note that Chatterbooks doesn’t meet during the school summer holiday.
Storytime. For pre-school children. 10 – 10.30am
Storytime is a fun and enjoyable introduction to books for pre-schoolers. Sharing books with young children can help to build concentration skills, listening skills and extend vocabulary to give them a head start when they begin school. No need to book, just come along.
Reminiscence. Last Friday of the month. 10am - 11am. 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. Spaces are limited and booking is essential so please phone Hessle Centre (01482) 393939 for availability
East Yorkshire Family History Society drop in sessions. Second Friday of the month. 10am - 1pm
By train - Hessle railway station on Station Road is a fifteen minute walk from the library.
Parking - there is a free car park behind the Hessle Centre.
All our libraries are breast feeding friendly.