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.
"Bean to cup" coffee machine - coffees, mocha, hot chocolate and tea. (Only £1 each).
17 computers for public use including one for children's use
Adjustable height desk for wheelchair users
Roller ball mouse
Accessibility software: Microsoft magnifier, narrator and on-screen keyboard
Free internet and email access
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
Colour and black and white printing
Self service A4 and A3 black and white photocopier
Large print, audio books on cassette and CD, music CDs adult and junior DVDs and local studies titles for loan. Items can be requested free of charge from other East Riding of Yorkshire libraries.
Fax service (send and receive).
Community meeting room which can be hired for morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Maximum 100 persons depending on desired lay out. Free unlimited WiFi is available in this meeting room.
A smaller meeting room, seating up to 30 people, is also available for hire. Free unlimited WiFi is available in this meeting room.
Tablet Time. Starts Tuesday 10 January 2017, 2 to 3pm, and weekly thereafter. This informal group meet weekly in the library, with their tablets, to share knowledge and ideas. Everyone is welcome from beginners, through to more experienced users who can share knowledge and techniques with the rest of the group. Please bring your own tablet and participate in our group ethos: ‘Share problems – Share knowledge – Have fun’
Ancestry Club. Last Wednesday of the month. 6.30 to 7.30pm
Knit and Natter. Every Wednesday. 10.30 to 11.30am Everyone is welcome from experienced knitters to beginners. 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.
Adult Book Club. First Thursday of the month. 2 to 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.
Age UK Information and Advice Desk. 9.45 to 11.45am Drop in for free information, advice and a friendly chat with Age UK East Riding. Disabled access is available at this venue.
Bookworms. 5 to 7 year olds. Third Thursday of the month. 3.45 to 4.15pm Young children’s reading group meets to read books, play games and have fun. Please ask at the library or phone before turning up. 01262 671468
Chatterbooks. 7 to 11 year olds. Second Thursday of the month. 4 to 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?
Storytime. For pre-school children. Every Thursday. 11 to 11.30am 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.
Writers Group. First Thursday of the month. 6.30 to 7.30pm Share your love of writing with other creative people, and take steps to get your work to print. From short stories, poetry, book reviews, magazine articles, there’s a writing experience to suit everyone. Expressive writing has been linked with improved mood and well-being, as well as more physical benefits such as lower blood pressure.
By bus - The library is a one minute walk from the bus stop on Martongate.
Parking - there is a free car park behind the library with two disabled parking spaces.
All our libraries are breast feeding friendly.