Clifton Explore

Rawcliffe Lane, Clifton, York, YO30 5SJ

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Tel: 01904 552662

Opening Times

  • Monday: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Thursday: 2.30pm – 7pm
  • Friday: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 1pm

This library is closed on bank holidays, but you can use our catalogue website at any time to reserve and renew books, and our e-library to download books and magazines.  Rowntree Park Reading Cafe is open most bank holidays.


  • Free broadband internet access and wi-fi
  • A children’s area
  • Fiction and non-fiction for children, young people and adults
  • Large print books and audiobooks
  • Reference books
  • Books to support your learning
  • Information about local services
  • Adult Education course information
  • Events! See the What’s On section for all events, or for events at Clifton Explore
  • Reading groups
  • Weekly storytimes for under 5’s
  • Weekly under 5’s Play Morning
  • A monthly coffee morning, first Tuesday of the month, 10.30am – noon
  • A weekly craft group on Friday 2pm – 5pm
  • Family and local history
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Car parking
  • An ICT training suite, which is also available to hire