Cottingham Library

Contact Details
01482 392762
Email address
Further information about libraries is available on the Libraries page.
Opening Times
9.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 5.00pm
9.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 5.00pm
9.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 7.30pm
9.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 5.00pm
9.30am - 12.30pm
Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Libraries are closed on bank holidays.

Essential Maintenance

Work has begun on a refurbishment scheme of the Cottingham Library building as part of the Multi Service Centre Programme. The scheme will move the customer service centre into the library building which will also house Registration Services, providing a one-stop-shop and upgrading the building. It is anticipated that work will be completed within ten months. 

The library has relocated to temporary accommodation in front of the Civic Hall for the duration of the work and will provide a selection of stock and three public access computers with internet, printing and scanning facilities.  

General Information
Cottingham Library Market Green
HU16 5QG
United Kingdom
Disability Access
Street level flat access, automatic doors, hearing loop at the counter, wheelchair accessible toilet

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.

Six computers for public use

Adjustable height desk for wheelchair users

Large keyboard


Roller ball mouse

Joystick mouse

Accessibility software: Microsoft magnifier, narrator and on-screen keyboard

Free internet and email access

A4 scanner

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

Free Wifi

This library participates in the Safe Places scheme

Self service A4 and A3 black and white photocopier


Further Information


Large print, audio books on cassette and CD,  music CDs adult and junior DVDs and local studies titles.  Items can be requested free of charge from other East Riding of Yorkshire libraries.

Newspapers and magazines including Which? magazine for reference in the library

Fax service (send and receive)


Adult Book Club. First Tuesday 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.

Bounce and Rhyme. For under 5s. Every other Tuesday 2 - 2.30 pm
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. Please phone Cottingham library (01482) 392762 to confirm next session date.

U3A Ancestry sessions. Second Wednesday of the month. 10 – 12noon

Adult Book Club. First Friday of the month. 10.30 – 11.30am
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.

AgeUK. IT taster sessions. 9 – 10.30am 

Getting there

Cottingham Library is situated just off The Green, next to the Customer Service Centre and behind the Council Offices.

By bus - the library is a one minute walk from the bus stop on The Green.

By train - Cottingham railway station is a ten minute walk away.

Parking - there is short stay parking on The Green except for market days (Thursdays), and all day parking on Kingtree Car Park off King Street.  There are disabled parking bays on The Green.

Other information

All our libraries are breast feeding friendly. 

Cottingham Library
Cottingham Library
Last updated 18/01/2017
Service Details
Description of Service
Library and Information Service
Property details
Asset ID
Map Easting
Map Northing
Asset type
Land and Permanent Buildings
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