Newby & Scalby Library

450 Scalby Road, Scarborough, YO12 6EE

Phone: 01609 534059



Newby & Scalby Library

Welcome to the home page of Newby and Scalby Library and Information Centre!  We are a newly-established community library which means we are run entirely by volunteers.  In 2016, a group of six Trustees came together to form a charity with the purpose of ensuring that the library stayed open when it was threatened with closure.  On 1 April 2017, that intention became a reality.

What can your library do for you?

Well, firstly we all love books and our main aim is to provide a really good reading service to all the people in our local community.  But it goes further than this; we see the library as a hub, open to all and providing a place of contact, information and support to the community.

In the age of the internet, it appears that we are almost drowned in information.  However, not everyone has access to this and many need help to find the information they need – it can feel like looking for that needle in the haystack!

So, we intend to provide an information service to support people in vital areas, including:

  • national and local government online information and services
  • education
  • careers and job seeking
  • health
  • personal financial information and benefits

The library is also a place to come and relax, have a coffee, read the paper, browse the internet, hire a DVD and watch the world go by.

What can you do for your library?

 Firstly, USE your library!  Borrow books, DVDs and Audio-books; use it for research; attend the events and activities.  Make it a part of your life.

If you want to do a bit more, join our Friends group or become a volunteer.  Information is available on this website or in the library itself.


We Have a New Hot Drinks Machine!

Come and try our new bean to coffee machine, which also dispenses hot chocolate and hot water for tea - all at £1 per cup so no price rise!  We plan to offer green tea and decaffeinated coffee ...

Crafty Articles knits Poppies for Hackness

In November 2018, with the support of Lord Derwent, Hackness Village Hall Committee will commemorate the end of the First World War.  As part of this project a hand-worked poppy installation will ...

Coming Events

Crafty Articles – Every Wednesday 2.30-4pm

29/11/2017 02:30pm
We are a very friendly and chatty group and find that our meetings are very much a social occasion.  There is no charge, except for hot drinks.  Tea, coffee, etc are £1 which goes towards the ...

Wednesday Reading Group

6/12/2017 06:00pm
There's a Reading Group that meets at the library on the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm.  If anyone is interested please contact , leave a note in the library ...

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