Friargate's main library of books, of around 2000 volumes, is in the seating area near the main meeting room.The library offers materials both for reference and loan and covers topics related to Quakerism, local Quaker history and associated subjects.
The stock aims to be a useful resource to Quakers, as well as the public and local researchers. Additional titles have been transferred to the Brotherton Library (University of Leeds) and the Borthwick Institute (University of York) and may be accessed there.
The library is accessible on Sunday mornings. It can also be accessed at any time when the meeting house is open.
The librarian is also willing to assist with particular enquiries or to meet visitors by appointment.
Books may be borrowed and should be signed for in the loans book
MAGAZINES AND LEAFLETS
A number of Quaker magazines, such as The Friend, Quaker News, Young Quaker, Quaker Voices are on display in the foyer.
Leaflets and newsletters of Quaker groups and a number of non-Quaker groups are also available in a separate display stand.
BOOKS ON SALE
A number of recent books on Quakerism are occasionally on sale in the foyer.