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Welcome to the Library

Embsay-with-Eastby Community Library is one of North Yorkshire's many local libraries. It is a community library run in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC): the North Yorkshire Library Service provides the books and other loanable resources while the library itself is staffed entirely by volunteers.

For more information about North Yorkshire's libraries, see the NYCC website or see below for details of Embsay-with-Eastby's library that should help you visit.

Are we open now?

Unfortunately you've missed us today: the library was open today from 10.00am to 12.30pm but we are now closed.

After today, we will next be open on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 from 5.00pm to 5.00pm

Opening hours

The Library's opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday: closed;
  • Tuesday: closed;
  • Wednesday: closed;
  • Thursday: 3pm to 7pm;
  • Friday: 2pm to 5pm;
  • Saturday: 10am to 12.30pm;
  • Sunday: closed.

We are closed on national bank holidays, including those at Easter and Christmas.


The Community Library is located in Embsay Village Hall (known locally as The Institute), at the junction of Main Street and Laurel Croft at the top of the village. For more information about the Village Hall, see the Yorkshire Venues website.

Our contact details

Embsay-with-Eastby Community Library
The Institute, Main Street
Embsay, Skipton
North Yorkshire, BD23 6RE

Phone: 01756 700367


Once through the main doors of the village hall, the Library is in the room at the far right-hand side of the foyer area.

Latest news

Important notice: Closures over Easter 2018

The library will be closed on Good Friday, 30th March, but will re-open on Saturday 31st March 2018.

We will then be closed for two weeks, re-opening on Thursday 19th April 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause - we are having to close due to the essential refurbishment of the heating systems in the village hall.

Library AGM 2018

The library's Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Monday, 16th April 2018 in the Supper Room of Embsay Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Access to the library

Buses from Skipton stop nearby. There is a free car park directly opposite the library. There is wheelchair access into the village hall and library.

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Do you have a question?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page, drop us an email or phone us during opening hours on 01756 710444.