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More than books

East Riding Libraries is much more than books. We're a community, and you're part of it.

How can we help?

Join your local library and you can improve your wellbeing, get more confident with computers and the internet and even print from your home computer, ready to pick up later.

What's on Upcoming events and activities

Health zone

Get well and stay well with East Riding Libraries. Browse our Reading Well range of titles recommended by health professionals and get support on living with dementia and Alzheimer's.

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Groups and clubs

We have lots of social groups and fun activities for all ages at our libraries. What are you interested in?

Please note: Not all groups are available at every library, and some groups may require booking a place in advance.

Skills and learning

Code Club: Children aged 9-11 can join this afterschool club to learn coding and create fun projects of their own imagination. It uses Scratch, HTML, CSS and Python software. You can also borrow a free Micro:bit to code at home.

Tablet Time: Have a tablet and not quite sure how to make the most of it? Join a Tablet Time group to share problems, share knowledge and most of all, have fun!

Computer lessons: Do you need help with one thing or do you want a regular class on computer skills? We host drop-in help sessions and structured lessons from external partners.

Ancestry research groups: Get help looking into your family's past with our range of ancestry and family history groups. Get free access to family history websites on library computers or at East Riding Archives. See Research 24/7 for a full list or use the family history guide on East Riding Archives.

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Fun and games

Games Group: Relive the fun of tabletop games such as chess, draughts, ludo, snakes and ladders, pick-up sticks, yahtzee, cards, domino's and halma. Come along and take a seat.

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Crafts and Writing

Knit and Natter: Whether it's your first time holding a pair of needles or you have a wardrobe full of hand-made jumpers, join our popular knit and knatter groups to meet lively, new friends of all ages.

Writers Group - Share your love of writing with like-minded people and learn the steps to getting your work published. All words welcome, including short stories, poetry, book reviews, magazine articles and more.

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Babies and Toddlers

Storytime for Pre-School Children: Storytime is a fun and enjoyable introduction to books for pre-schoolers. Build your child's vocabulary, concentration and listening skills.

Bounce and Rhyme : Learning nursery rhymes before starting school has been linked to improved reading and spelling skills by the time your child gets to junior school. Enjoy some fun sing-alongs and prepare your child for their future.

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Book Clubs

Reading can reduce stress by 68% and risk of dementia by 35%. East Riding Libraries has book clubs for everyone, including adults, children 5-7 years old and 8-11 years and teenagers. We also have clubs specifically for poetry, audiobooks and U3A members.

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Support Groups

Reminiscence: Come along to your local library for dementia and Alzheimer's support. Our friendly staff organise memory boxes, scrapbooking and more.

Agencies: Some local support groups hold drop in sessions at East Riding Libraries, such as Age UK and Sight Support (formerly HERIB). Just pop-in for information, ask questions or for a friendly chat.

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Learn to code

Create anything from robots to musical instruments with the Micro:bit. Fun for kids and adults alike, you can borrow a Micro:bit from East Riding Libraries for free. It's perfect for beginners to get into coding.

For more information, tutorials and inspiring projects to get you started, visit Microbit.org

What can I do with a Micro:bit?
The Micro:bit is a handheld, fully programmable computer. It's plug and play software means you can get coding and build games as soon as you get it home. The device has buttons, an accelerometer (meaning it knows when you tilt or shake it) and a five by five grid of LED lights which can be used to spell words, make shapes and more.

To code, you can use blocks, javascript or python. If that means no more than lego, coffee and snakes to you, don't worry! There's plenty of instructions to help build your knowledge and confidence from scratch.
What will I need to use one?
To use the Micro:bit you will need:
  • A laptop or computer with USB entry (must be Windows 7 or later, or Mac OS X 10.6 or later) or a Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet
  • Access to the internet
  • Plenty of imagination!
The Micro:bit kit from the library will come with:
  • An A4 double side printed instructions
  • A battery pack with two AAA batteries
  • A USB to micro-USB cable
  • A Micro:bit
Please note: Parental supervision required for children under 8 years old. Not suitable for children under 3 years old due to small parts.

How to borrow a Micro:bit

Simply visit the Library catalogue and reserve a Micro:bit for collection from your local library.

Reserve a Micro:bit

Get Online

Need to get online but don't have a computer or internet at home? Just visit your local library. All of our branch libraries have computers for you to use free. You just need to sign in with your library card.

No card? No problem, you can join for free or sign in as a guest and read the acceptable use policy each visit. We also have free Public Wi-Fi so you can bring along your own computers, tablets and smartphones to use.

Not confident using computers?

Learn new skills at home or at your local library. Follow the easy instructions on the websites and downloads below, or come along to one our events.

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Need a map for a planning application?

Need a map? We can help! Our professional staff can produce and print Ordnance Survey maps to meet your needs. Maps are suitable for planning and building regulations applications and can be adapted to display boundary markings as required.

This digital service is fully assisted by our professional library staff and cash or card payment options are available. Currently available at Beverley Library with more locations coming soon. Call (01482) 392750 for further information.

Print, copy and scan

Need to print your tickets? Have to scan a form? You can send printing from home then come and collect from Click Print Go. To find out where Click Print Go is available and the email you need to send your documents to, please select the library you wish to print at.

Please note: Click Print Go is not available at all East Riding Libraries. However, all branch libraries have a printer available if you visit and log in to one of our computers. Self-service photocopy machines are also available.

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