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Address: Museum St. | Library Square, York, North Yorkshire, York YO1 2DS, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-655631
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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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Really great - nice and quiet !!

I just stopped by here because I love the charm of libraries anywhere. It was really great to visit I felt very comfortable there where a lot of secluded seating areas where you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Thilo T
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Berlin, Germany

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Berlin, Germany
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just stopped by here because I love the charm of libraries anywhere. It was really great to visit I felt very comfortable there where a lot of secluded seating areas where you could just read by yourself. The library has a shop as well with a nice selection of books, DVD's and CD's. Go there to have a little... More 

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Thank Thilo T
York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

After deciding that York Art Gallery was too expensive for coffee we decided to visit the cafe in York Library instead, how I wish I had spent the extra money and gone to the art gallery!! As I went up to the counter the lady on the till was busy sorting change out and a young man was standing behind... More 

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Thank dandylyon2014
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

-It is a nice, comfy, feel at home library inside -Outside it is a beautiful building that is worth some pictures -They offer a good variety of books -The environment is great for a relaxing reading. Very quiet, good light, different sofas -There is access to internet -The coffee is great. Very tasty, creamy, delicious!!! -Check online on the official... More 

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Thank Dalilatm
Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were on a weekend break to York, and someone recommended the Library cafe for a good cuppa. The food and drink is very good quality indeed and a huge mug of tea only costs £1 ! We had a look round the library while there and were very impressed with the facilities available. Excellent place!

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Thank Marilyn O
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Thank Scarlett W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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Thank Susan J
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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Thank Beth B
York, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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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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Thank yorkie090
York
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26 reviews
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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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