New Earswick Library

The Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. YO32 4AQ

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Tel: 01904 552 629

Opening Times

New Earswick Library is located at the Folk Hall, where Joseph Rowntree started the village’s very first library in 1908.

You can pop in to borrow, browse and return books, or book on to use a PC anytime the Folk Hall is open (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 12 noon).  Explore staff will be on hand to help you with your enquiries at the following times. At all other times, please borrow and return books using the self-service machines:

Christmas Opening Times

  • Saturday 22 December : 10am – 12 noon
  • 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


  • Monday: 9am – 12.30pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: Self service
  • Thursday: 1.30pm – 5pm
  • Friday:  1.30pm – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 12 noon

There is also a cafe, with a children’s area, books and a self-service machine.

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.


  • Four bookable public access computers available when Folk Hall is open
  • Free broadband internet access and wi-fi
  • Fiction and non-fiction for children, young people and adults
  • A children’s area
  • Cafe
  • Books and a self-service machine in the cafe
  • Events! See the What’s On section for all events
  • Storytimes; Reading Groups
  • Information about local services
  • Family and local history
  • Meeting rooms available to hire from New Earswick Folk Hall

Getting there

Parking: There is a public car park to the rear of the building.  Disabled spaces are located adjacent to the building.

Buses: 1, 13, 14 and 20 stop outside the Folk Hall.

No 5 stops at the Huntington end of the Link Road.