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.
Eight computers for public use
Adjustable height desk for wheelchair users
Free internet and email access
Accessibility software: Microsoft magnifier, narrator and on-screen keyboard
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 the Driffield Centre 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 CD, DVDs for children, local studies titles for loan. Items can be requested free of charge from other East Riding of Yorkshire libraries.
Events Mondays Reminiscence. Second Monday of the month. 2 - 3pm *Starting Monday 10 April 2017 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 8 - 11 year olds. Second Monday of the month. 4 - 4.30pm 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?
Tuesdays Storytime. 11.15 - 11.45am 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! Wednesdays Adult Book Club. First Wednesday 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.
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. Fridays Teenage Book Club. First Friday of the month 4 - 4.30pm. Reading books is the only out-of-school activity for 16-year-olds demonstrably linked to securing managerial or professional jobs. Want to talk about the book you’re reading? Or want to find out about new authors? Join in with your local teenage reading group to share ideas and stories.
By bus - the Driffield Centre is a two minute walk from the nearest bus stop on Market Place.
By train - the railway station on Middle Street South is a five minute walk away.
All our libraries are breast feeding friendly.