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Other library services


What's in the library?

Your local library offers a wide range of stock and services:

  • Books for all ages
  • Novels ranging from classics to new editions
  • Non-fiction for hobbyists, leisure readers and study
  • Board books for babies
  • Stories and information books for children
  • Stock for teenagers and young adults
  • Large print fiction and non fiction titles
  • Audio books on CD and cassette in some libraries
  • Online reference resources accessible from home and in the library
  • Online magazines available to download for free
  • Children's DVDs
  • Some libraries stock music CDs
  • Bridlington King Street and Goole libraries hold local studies collections, and the Treasure House at Beverley combines a library, archive service, museum and art gallery.

To find your nearest library, please use our library finder.

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How do I book a library meeting room?

Bridlington library King Street, North Bridlington and Hornsea libraries have meeting rooms for hire. You can book by contacting the library directly details are available from the library finder.

Charges for meeting room hire

  • Commercial rate, £27 per hour
  • Non-profit making. £12 per hour or part of hour
  • Outside normal library opening hours, as above + staff at cost

A full list of library fees and charges is available on the library fees and charges page.

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Do libraries have photocopiers?

Most libraries have black and white photocopiers for you to use. There is a small charge per copy, and staff can also make copies for you for a fee. To see if your nearest library has a copier, please use our library finder.


Charges for photocopies

  • Coin operated machines A4 and A3 black and white - 10p per page
  • Copying by staff A4 black and white - 60p per page
  • Copying by staff A3 black and white - 80p per page

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Can I do colour copies at my local library?

Bridlington library, King Street has a colour photocopier for the public to use for a small charge. Other libraries have an A4 scanner and you can scan documents and save them, or print them in colour for a small charge. You will need your library card to use the library computers.

Charges for colour photocopies

  • A4 colour copies, £1 per page
  • A3 colour copies, £1.50 per page

A full list of library fees and charges is available on the library fees and charges page.

Location details for Bridlington library, King Street are available from our library finder.

You can join the library for FREE and your library card and PIN will be sent to you through the post in separate mailings.

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Can I copy maps and photographs?

All copies are covered by copyright law. Copies can be made for personal and study use within restrictions, but you must get permission from the copyright holder for commercial use or publication. All libraries display posters outlining the main restrictions, but you are legally responsible for all copies you make and how you use them.

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Can I send a fax from the library?

Some libraries have fax machines and staff will send faxes for you for a small charge. To see if your nearest library has a fax machine, please use our library finder.

Charges for sending a fax

  • Incoming FAX messages, 50p
  • Outgoing FAX messages, £1.50 for first page, £0.25 for subsequent pages

A full list of library fees and charges is available on the library fees and charges page.

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Do libraries have newspapers and magazines?

Yes, most libraries have local newspapers and some magazines. Beverley library takes a wider range including some specialist journals.

The Library Service also subscribes to UK Newsstand. It is an up to date national newspaper database allowing you to access local and national newspaper articles, plus The Economist, The New Statesman, The Spectator. You can consult UK Newsstand online at your local library or from home using your library card. This useful website is also ideal for research into current affairs for students.

Emagazines can be downloaded for free via our Zinio subscription.  Full information and instructions are available on our e-magazines page where you can sign up to Zinio .

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Can I get a national bus pass at the library?

Yes you can collect an application form at your local library, travelling library or mobile library as well as East Riding Customer Service Centres. If you are already a member of the library you can be issued with a combined library card/bus pass. This will mean you will be issued with a new library membership number. Or you can keep your old library card and have a separate bus pass.

Further details and information relating to documents needed to support your application are available from the English National Bus Pass section of the site.

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Can I get brown kitchen caddy liners from my library?

Yes.  You can get one replacement roll of caddy liners at your local library (including mobile libraries). 

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Will the library accept posters for display?

Yes. Priority is given to East Riding of Yorkshire Council and cultural information. Posters may be accepted depending on space available but should be no larger than A4 and display your contact details. Political, campaigning, commercial or fund raising posters will not be displayed.

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Can I borrow an energy monitor from the library?

Energy monitors or 'eco packs' are available to borrow with your library membership card free of charge. There may be a waiting list so call ahead to your local branch library to find out whether there is a monitor in stock or to order one. Please note energy monitors can not be used for premises with solar panels.

To get contact details for your nearest library, please use our library finder.

For more information on saving energy on your fuel bills visit the energy efficiency pages.
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