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.


Who Framed Goldilocks?

The children's area of the library was transformed into a mini laboratory on Wednesday 30 August when Abbie Carr of Love Science helped a group of young library members turn into sleuths to ...

Going Batty!

There was lots of excitement on Friday at Newby and Scalby Library and Information Centre when everyone went a bit batty! Nick Gibbon, from the East Yorkshire Bat Group, gave a talk about bats ...

Coming Events

Family History – Online Parish Registers

6/10/2017 02:00pm
On Friday 6 October Richard Crocker from the East Yorkshire Family History Society will be giving a presentation on how to get the most from the online Parish Registers.  Afterwards there will be ...

Family History – Ancestry Beyond Basics

4/11/2017 10:30am
On Saturday 4 November Richard Crocker from the East Yorkshire Family History Society will be giving a presentation on 'Ancestry - Beyond Basics'.  This is suitable for people who have some ...

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