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Bridlington Library

Bridlington Library 14 King Street
Bridlington
YO15 2DF
United Kingdom
Contact Details
Telephone
01262 672917
Website
Further information about libraries is available on the Libraries page.
Opening Times
Monday
9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9.30am - 6pm
Thursday
9.30am - 3pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
9.30am - 1pm
Sunday
Closed
Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Libraries are closed on bank holidays

General Information
Disability Access
The library main entrance is at street level, with automatic doors, leading to the lending and junior library. The IT suite, Local Studies Library and public toilets, including a wheelchair accessible toilet are all situated on the first floor, which can be accessed by lift or stairs. People with mobility problems can be dropped off and collected from the library entrance on King Street except on Wednesdays and Saturdays when access is restricted because of markets and on other days when events are being held.
Facilities

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).

Computers

Ground floor -  5 computers on the ground floor including one adjustable height desk for wheelchair users
First floor - 17 computers for public use including one adjustable height desk for wheelchair users.

Colour and black and white printing. You can also print from your own laptop, smartphone, tablet and home PC by using our Click-Print-Go printing facility. 
Click-Print-Go Instructions (274kb, pdf opens in a new window) 

Headphones

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

Free Wifi

This library participates in the Safe Places scheme

Further Information

Services

Large print, audio books on cassette and CD, music CDs, DVDs for adults and children. Items can be requested free of charge from other East Riding of Yorkshire libraries.

Children's section with two computers for children's use

Photocopier - A self service A4 and A3 black and white and colour photocopier is located on the first floor.

Bridlington Local Studies Library 

Is housed on the first floor.  It holds an extensive range of local and family history materials.  Items range from historical maps and photographs to local historical newspapers on microfilm. 

Bridlington Local Studies Library leaflet (pdf 6mb -opens in a new window)


Events

Wednesdays

Bounce and Rhyme sessions for toddlers. Term time only. 10 - 11am 
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. 

Knit and Natter. 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.

Reminiscence. Fourth Wednesday of every month. 10.30 - 11.30am 
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.

Chatterbooks. For children aged 8 to 11. Monthly. 3.45 - 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? Please contact the library (01262) 672917 to confirm when the next event is on. 


Thursdays

Writers Group. First Thursday of the month. 10am - 12noon
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.

Audio Book and Book Club for adults. Second Thursday of the month. 10am - 12noon
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.


Saturdays

East Yorkshire Family History Society help desk. First Saturday of the month. 10am - 12noon


Getting there
By bus - Bridlington Library is a five minute walk from the bus station.

By train - Bridlington railway station is on the line from Hull to Scarborough.  The station is a ten minute walk away.

Parking - There are six short stay parking bays behind the library on Queen Street, plus two disabled parking bays.  Long and short stay public car parking is available at the nearby harbour.


Other information
Public toilets with street level access are located at the rear of the library on Queen Street.

Baby Changing Facilities

All our Libraries are breast feeding friendly

Second floor
Adult Learning

Bridlington library
Last updated 18/06/2018
Last Updated: Monday, 26 February 2018