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.


1st Scalby Brownies Visit the Library

1st Scalby Brownies had a great time at Newby and Scalby Library on the evening of Tuesday 30th January. Accompanied by their young leader, assistant leaders and Brown Owl, the girls were shown ...

Write a Story for Your Child

On Tuesday 13 March, 10am - 12noon, there's a free workshop at the library with Libby Pearson, freelance writer and workshop provider, who will help you create a story for your child to cherish.  ...

Coming Events

Wednesday Reading Group

7/03/2018 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 ...

Moo Music for the Under 5s!

13/04/2018 10:30am
FREE MOO MUSIC TASTER SESSION FOR THE UNDER 5s! Moo Music is great fun for children and adults too! Come along to the library on Friday 13 April from 10.30-11.15am. Don't delay - there's only ...

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