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Address: Museum St., York YO1 2DS, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-655631
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Books, books and more books are offered at York's main reference and...
Books, books and more books are offered at York's main reference and lending library, which features an excellent local history section.
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Fab to relax with a coffee & a book

This is York's Central Library and is an old building but inside is ultra modern. It has a computer suite for library users to use for free internet and also to use as a word... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is York's Central Library and is an old building but inside is ultra modern. It has a computer suite for library users to use for free internet and also to use as a word processor. There is an amazing array of books for both adults and children. The children area is very welcoming and bright, they hold toddler mornings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loads of good books with a wide selection of genres. Lots of comfortable places to sit and read as well as a cafe to one end. Very nice staff, good toilets, and computers to use upstairs. Beautiful architecture as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

this is the place that you need when visiting, a must go there, they have a great cafe lots of info and great staff that are actually willing to help

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York, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Library is a good mix of the classic and modern. There are plenty of books and study rooms over 2 floors, plenty of events and an excellent and well thought out kids section. The children's books are partitioned off from the cafe with a glass screen, so you can have a cuppa or some lunch and let the kids... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Well used plenty of people around. Good toilet facilities. Great café with comfy seating. Children area near café so they can just bring you a book to read to them. reasonable prices.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Poor selection of books equals a poor library! I went to do some research for a politics project but ended up going to the library on the university campus as there was nothing relevant to my topic.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Not a traditional library anymore, but still has all the features with a few extra bits. Good place to meet friends or take your children. Has a cafe in the heart of the library, so nice to be able to have a coffee whilst reading a book/paper or surfing the internet. Have met friends for lunch and taken my daughter... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

york central library great place to look up local history in books,on internet,old maps.staff great help.upstairs is the reference department normally can't take these books out.and computers,toilets,and local info leaflets of whats on get to first floor by stairs or lift.set out for disabled.down stairs the lending library borrow books and dvds,cd,just had a revamp for a cafe a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

This library is a lovely mix of old and new so has something for everyone. It has the old fashioned feel of old bookcases and lots of books and a more modern childrens area with lots of suitable books and a good play space. Next to the childrens section is a reasonably priced cafe which includes some comfy sofas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Brilliant library with lots going on for children. Right next to the Museum gardens in the middle of town Has free internet access (about 20 computers) and a fab little cafe. Also has a free public loo upstairs, which is very handy Staff are very helpful. If you go through the gate to the left of the library as you... More 

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Additional Information about York Central Library

Address: Museum St., York YO1 2DS, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-655631
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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