About Us

Explore York Libraries and Archives Mutual Ltd is an Industrial and Provident Society with charitable status.

We are one third owned by staff and two thirds by our Community Members.  Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to own one share in Explore as a Community Member.

We manage City of York Council’s library and archive services under a five year contract.

Our Board is made up from three non executive directors, the CEO, one staff director and two Community Members (voted for by all the Community Members).  It meets every six weeks at various libraries across the city.