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York Central Library

Closed Now: 09:00 - 20:30
Open today: 09:00 - 20:30
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Central, architecturally interesting and good cafe.

Difficult to encapsulate in a title of a review but this place, opened in 1927, is a very fine... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
David S
York, United Kingdom
Love it but...

Love the library. it has a huge variety of books and a nice cafe. Staff are helpful. BUT the down... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
8 Mar 2018
“Central, architecturally interesting and good cafe.”
4 Apr 2018
“Unfriendly Staff”
Books, books and more books are offered at York's main reference and lending library, which features an excellent local history section.
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Museum St. | Library Square, York, North Yorkshire, York YO1 2DS, England
+44 1904 655631
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Went in to the Library front door to shelter form torrential rain with two very small dogs one of which is nearly 18 years old and was wet and shivering, I went upstairs to use the gentleman's toilets. On returning to my partner who was...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Difficult to encapsulate in a title of a review but this place, opened in 1927, is a very fine example of municipal public library open to all. How times change that such important public educational services are seen by some as costly public services. This...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Had to get a train and bus to get there but must say the lady who helped me was so helpful and welcoming. The library is very good in a lovely building with an excellent cafe will do a separate review for this. There is...More

Thank MelNorthYorkshire
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Love the library. it has a huge variety of books and a nice cafe. Staff are helpful. BUT the down side is the horrid smell at times plus finding people asleep in corners who also smell unpleasant. They need to do something about this and...More

1  Thank southies233
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Good, reasonably priced food at the cafe with friendly and efficient staff. The library staff are equally as welcoming & helpful Altogether a pleasant experience

Thank veraWestYorkshire
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very professional and helpful staff when our two special needs children needed to use the disabled facilities and a very lovely spot to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle outside.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

York's Library & Archives is a brilliant spot for those wanting a quiet(ish) place to sit, relax and (of course) read. With good opening hours the centre is accessible, and well positioned in the heart of this great city.

Thank JEM_Yorkshire
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Seriously, the cake slice was massive. Lovely little quiet cafe away from Christmas York hustle and bustle. Set in a lovely building. Really nice.

Thank Fettmaster
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit to this library very historic ,lots of space ,very popular with all ages ,old wooden bookshelves added character to the place ,worth a visit 😊

Thank Angel1234x
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The cafe at this library really needs to improve. Signs indicate that hot food is served at midday but on four occasions now a hot potato is not ready until the afternoon! Overall this cafe is a little grubby and the staff seem a little...More

Thank Andy S
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