Driffield Centre

Driffield Centre Cross Hill
YO25 6RQ
United Kingdom
Contact Details
01482 393939
Further information about libraries is available on the Libraries page.

Opening Times
9.30am - 6.30pm
9.30am - 4.30pm
9.30am - 4.30pm
9.30am - 4.30pm
9.30am - 4.30pm
9.30am - 12.30pm
Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Libraries are closed on bank holidays.

General Information
Disability Access
Level access throughout.

It's free to join the library for all ages; free to borrow books, audio books, DVDs and CDs, free to request items in the Online Library Catalogue.

"Bean to cup" coffee machine - coffees, mocha, hot chocolate and tea. (Only £1 each).

Eight computers for public use

Adjustable height desk for wheelchair users


Large keyboard

Joystick mouse

Free internet and email access

Accessibility software: Microsoft magnifier, narrator and on-screen keyboard

A4 scanner

Colour and black and white printing

All East Riding Libraries are part of the Online Centres Network. If you would like to learn more about using computers and touchscreen devices we offer free self-paced online courses. Ask at your library for more information.

Free online digital information resources.

Free access to Ancestry.com library edition and Find My Past Yorkshire Collection

Free Wifi

This library participates in the Safe Places scheme

Further Information


Large print, audio books on CD, DVDs for children, local studies titles for loan.  Items can be requested free of charge from other East Riding of Yorkshire libraries.



Games Group. 1.30 - 3.30pm
Join our new Games Group and meet new friends whilst playing a variety of board games. The group is open to all ages.
You can build your word power with Scrabble, or flex your strategic muscles with chess. Games are not just for rainy afternoons!!"
Our Game Compendiums include; Chess, Draughts, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Pick-up sticks, Yahtzee, Cards, Domino's and Halma.

Reminiscence. Second Monday of the month. 2 - 3pm  
Take a trip down memory lane at your local East Riding Library. Use our great range of memory boxes containing items such as photographs, books and even food packaging to relive the sights and sounds of days gone by. Reminiscence is a social group for older people to meet new friends and have fun sharing stories. Reminiscence is also proven to be beneficial for those living with Dementia and their carers, and is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s society. 

Chatterbooks. For children aged 8 - 11. Second Monday of the month. 4 - 4.30pm  
Join in our popular reading group for primary school children, to talk about what you are reading, take part in fun activities inspired by the best children's books, and choose new books to take home and read. Did you know, children who read for enjoyment do better at school?

Code Club. For children aged 9 - 11. Term time only. 4.30 - 5.30pm.
Code Club has teamed up with East Riding Libraries to deliver a network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Run termly, children will be able to progress their Coding skills and whilst using their imaginations to make creative projects. We make use of Scratch, HTML, CSS and Python software through PC’s in Libraries across the authority. 


Storytime. 11.15 - 11.45am 

Storytime is a fun and enjoyable introduction to books for pre-schoolers. Sharing books with young children can help to build concentration skills, listening skills and extend vocabulary to give them a head start when they begin school. No need to book, just come along!


Adult Book Club. First Wednesday of the month. 10.30 - 11.30am. *This Adult Book Club is full. Please join the Adult Book Club below.
Reading can reduce stress by 68% and risk of dementia by 35%. Broaden your horizons, meet like-minded people and explore the fascinating world of literature. Suitable for all adults and ability levels, no need to book just come along.

Adult Book Club. Third Wednesday of the month. 10.30 - 11.30am.  
Reading can reduce stress by 68% and risk of dementia by 35%. Broaden your horizons, meet like-minded people and explore the fascinating world of literature. Suitable for all adults and ability levels, no need to book just come along.

Knit and Natter. 2 - 3pm  
Library knitting groups offer improved health and wellbeing and a lively group of new friends for all ages and abilities. Did you know knitting has therapeutic qualities similar to meditation? Research shows it can help prevent and manage stress and pain. No need to book, just come along and join our friendly group. 

East Yorkshire Family History Society drop in sessions. First Wednesday of the month. 2.30 - 4.30pm    


Teenage Book Club. First Friday of the month 4 - 4.30pm.  
Reading books is the only out-of-school activity for 16-year-olds demonstrably linked to securing managerial or professional jobs. Want to talk about the book you’re reading? Or want to find out about new authors? Join in with your local teenage reading group to share ideas and stories.

Getting there

By bus - the Driffield Centre is a two minute walk from the nearest bus stop on Market Place.

By train - the railway station on Middle Street South is a five minute walk away.

Other information

All our libraries are breast feeding friendly. 

Driffield Centre front view
Last updated 01/04/2019