Sycamore House Reading Café

30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7EW (closed for refurbishment from 5 May for 6 to 8 weeks)


Opening Times

This reading cafe will be closed for a refurbishment from Friday 5 May for 6 to 8 weeks.

The Reading Cafe will be closed until the end of June, whilst Sycamore House is being re-furbished. If you have books on loan you can renew them at any library or on-line at You can return your books to an Explore library. We will let you know when the Reading Cafe re-opens.


Sycamore House, the mental health centre on Clarence Street, is home to one of our reading cafes.

You can borrow books from a wide array of popular fiction and non-fiction, including a particularly good selection on health and wellbeing.

You can update your YorkCard while you’re here.


  • Free wifi
  • Refreshments