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.
Eighteen 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 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
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.
Tablet Time. Starts Tuesday 10 January 2017, 2 - 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 – 7.30pm
Knit and Natter. Every Wednesday. 10.30 - 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 - 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. 7 - 11 year olds. Second 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?
Storytime. For pre-school children. Every Thursday. 11 - 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 – 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.
Reminiscence. Last Friday of the month. 1.30 - 2.30pm
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.
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.