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Libraries supporting children with home schooling

20 January 2021 (by admin)

North Yorkshire Libraries support for home schooling

In this time of great uncertainly libraries in your area are still here to support you, your pupils, and their families.  At present we are closed for browsing, but Skipton, Harrogate, Knaresborough, and Ripon libraries are able to offer a range of ‘Select & Collect’ and online services to help with your home-schooling needs.


Join the library - if you are not already a library member you can join online here: Alternatively, simply download our free ‘North Yorkshire Libraries’ app from the App Store or Google Play where you can join the library, reserve books, and access our vast e-book catalogue. 


Select and Collect – contact your library by email or phone with details of the types of books you or your child enjoys/requires for school work and the library team will put together a collection of books. You will be contacted when your books are ready to collect.


Online reservations – search the library catalogue here: and place your reservations (you will need a library card and PIN for this). You will be notified when the your items are ready to collect.


Printing – If you need to print worksheets or schoolwork and don’t have a printer, you can email us the relevant documents and a time will be arranged for you to collect them (black and white prints are charged at 10p per sheet, payable on collection of the printing).


Digital Library – with a library card and PIN you and your children can access thousands of free e-books and e-audiobooks here:


Online Resources – with a library card and PIN your child can access the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica offering up-to-date, reliable information for home learning topics:


If you need help or advice with using any of our services, then please contact your nearest library either by email or telephone and we will be happy to help. You can find details of your local library here: