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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.

Opening hours

Unfortunately the Library is currently closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

From Friday, 21st May 2021, the Library's opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday: closed;
  • Tuesday: closed;
  • Wednesday: closed;
  • Thursday: closed;
  • Friday: 2pm to 4pm;
  • Saturday: 10am to 12pm;
  • 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


We are delighted to announce that, with the opening of the Village Institute, the Library will reopen on Friday, 21st May.

At this stage of the Covid-19 restrictions being eased, we will be open on Fridays from 2-4pm and Saturdays from 10am-12noon. When there is further easing of restrictions, currently scheduled for June, we hope to return to our normal hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Social distancing and face masks will still required when you visit to make our library a safe environment.

No fines will be collected for any books you may have, so don't worry about returning books way out of date. We'll be very happy to see you all again.

See you soon and stay safe.

Library AGM 2021

The library's Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Monday, 24th May 2021. Due to Covid-19, it will take place using Zoom.

The Zoom details are as follows:

Meeting documents will be available to download prior to the meeting, but the agenda can be downloaded below:

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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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