The Community Library

The Community Library at Hudson House is open every day, including weekends. Opening hours are 10.00 am to 3.00 pm Monday to Friday and 10.30 am to 3.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

It is staffed by volunteers and has a wide and varied selection of books covering fiction, nonfiction, large print, children’s books and picture books, all provided by North Yorkshire County Council Library Service. These are changed on a regular basis and suggestions for authors you would like to see are welcomed

So do drop in and speak with one of our volunteers. It is also possible to order books for a small charge. We also provide free online access to the North Yorkshire County Council Library service
The Barn
Other 'spaces' are available at Hudson House. See our Facilities page.

In response to the demand for Hudson House's facilities, we have extended into another building on our site, providing 70sqm of additional space. In this exciting development we have added the following to our range of services for businesses and residents of, and visitors to, the two dales of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale:

The barn meeting room
  • Self contained building with full access for people with difficulty walking.

  • Comfortable meeting room with data projector and mini kitchen. Seats 10 or so around the tables, 15 for presentations or talks.

  • Fully serviced office accommodation. We offer a mailbox and address service, secure individual space on our network, filing cabinets and desk space.

  • Hot desks - hourly, daily, or weekly. If your home office is taking over your house, try using some of our space instead, away from the distractions of home.

  • Confidential interview room.

The barn office space
Skills Share Centre

There are members of the community who have interests/hobbies/knowledge/skills which they are willing to share with others. There are members of the community who would like to have some knowledge of, or increase their knowledge of, the interests that those people have. Put the two together and you have SkillShare!

Likeminded members of the community have been having 2-hour sessions (costing £3 per person per session) and some of the topics covered:

  •  Embroidery presentation
  • Ukulele taster
  • Computer software (Fridays 2 - 4)
  • Rag rugging
  • Photography
  • Map reading and navigation
  • Festive flower arrangement
  • Singing for pleasure
  • Using Skype
  • Beauty treatments

Due to popular demand sessions planned for the near future include:

  • Starting Genealogy
  • Embroidery
  • Ukulele taster (instruments provided)
  • Computer software
Booking for these courses is easy.  Just pop in to Hudson House and sign up.

Tourist Information Centre

Hudson House is open from Monday to Friday 10.00am - 3.30pm & 10.30am - 3.30pm on a Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 01748 884 485  e-mail:

Internet & e-mail access

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