The Centre @ Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue, York YO31 0HA
Tel: (01904) 552655
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Opening Times

Changes to usual opening hours:

 On Wednesday 11 December our libraries and reading cafes will be closed all day for the annual Explore staff conference. No books will be due for return on this date.


Christmas and New Year –

Tuesday 24 December – 9am to 1pm

Wednesday 25 / Thursday 26 December – closed

Friday 27 December – 9am to 5pm

Saturday 28 December – 9am to 4pm (normal hours)

Sunday 29 December – 10am to 4pm (normal hours)

Monday 30 December – 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 31 December – 9am to 1pm

Wednesday 1 January – closed

Thursday 2 January – normal hours


Tang Hall Explore has moved to a brilliant new location – The Centre@Burnholme. For the first time we’ve also got a superb Reading Cafe. A perfect place for the community to get together, and we are really excited about it!

  • Monday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
  • Tuesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
  • Wednesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
  • Thursday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 4.00pm

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.


Cafe open every day for delicious light meals, snacks and homemade cakes

  • A fantastic suite of meeting rooms available to hire
  • Free broadband internet access and wi-fi
  • Two fully accessible Changing Places toilets
  • One baby changing area
  • Fiction and non-fiction for children, young people and adults
  • A children’s area
  • Quiet study area – although we do not have dedicated quiet space, our quieter times of day are typically from 3.30pm Monday to Friday until closing, with our busiest times being morning and early afternoon
  • Events. Please see the What’s On section for all events
  • Storytimes; Chatterbooks; Reading Groups & Digital.
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning. Email your document to (for black and white) or (for colour) and collect it from the library (see more information about printing).
  • Information about local services
  • Family and local history (our main archive facilities are at York Explore Library)
  • A shop
Manager: Andrew Oldham
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