Haxby Explore

Tel: 01904 552 660

Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times

  • Saturday 22 December : 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Sunday 23 December : Closed
  • Monday 24 December : Closed
  • Tuesday 25 December : Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December : Closed
  • Thursday 27 December : Closed
  • Friday 28 December : Closed
  • Saturday 29 December : Closed
  • Sunday 30 December : Closed
  • Monday 31 December : Closed
  • Tuesday 1 January : Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January : Usual opening hours below

The library service in Haxby is delivered by our temporary mobile library. We are open five days a week, in four different locations for full days and a half day on Saturday. We stop at the same place on the same day every week so that you know when to expect us.

Opening Times

Ethel Ward Playing Field                    Monday          9.30am – 6.30pm

Haxby Memorial Hall                         Tuesday          9.30am –5.00pm

Wigginton Recreation Hall                 Wednesday    9.30am –5.00pm

Closed                                                 Thursday

Oaken Grove Community Centre       Friday              9.30am –5.00pm

Oaken Grove Community Centre       Saturday         9.30am – 12.30pm


Haxby Library – exciting news!

We are excited to be able to share our news that Haxby Town Council has agreed a long term lease for 2nd Haxby and Wigginton Scout Group Headquarters at Ethel Ward playing fields in Haxby which allows us the go ahead with developing plans to share their HQ to include a new library space for the community in Haxby and Wigginton.

We’ve been busy working with the Scout group behind the scenes to draw up plans to extend the current Scout HQ to create a fabulous new community space which includes a reading cafe, library, meeting room space and changing places facility as well as continuing to be as a fantastic space for scout activity . The refurbishment work will be funded by City of York Council and we are hoping to see the new library open by Spring 2020.

Please do have a look at the Haxby plans and email us your comments – we’d love to hear from you by 14 December so we can feed in your views at the next stage of the design  process.

In addition, we will be on hand at the Scout HQ on Thursday 6 December between 3pm and 7pm with the plans, so come along and chat to us. These plans will also be displayed on Haxby Mobile Library so you can hop on and have a look at them there.

Haxby Consultation

We'd love to hear from you with any comments about the Haxby Scout HQ proposals in particular, or more generally your library needs in Haxby.
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  • Fiction and non-fiction for children, young people and adults
  • Large print books and audiobooks
  • Books can be returned to any library in York or renewed online
  • Self-service technology
  • Access to PCs is available at any library in York. The closest library to Haxby is New Earswick
  • Information about local services
  • Adult Education course information
  • Boccia Club
  • Weekly storytimes for under 5’s
  • Fortnightly chatterbooks reading group
  • Haxby Book chain
  • Car parking

Getting there

The mobile library stops at all venues in car parks so parking is available at each site including disabled spaces.

Haxby Explore Library is served by buses 20, 13 and 1 from the city centre.