Newby & Scalby Library

450 Scalby Road, Scarborough, YO12 6EE

Phone: 01609 534059



Newby & Scalby Library

We are open five days a week Mon, Tues, Wed and Friday, 10 – 5.30, Saturday 10am – 1.30pm.  Your safety remains our priority.  We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable and would ask that you treat others using the building with consideration as we know that many visitors wish to remain cautious.  Wearing of face coverings will be no longer compulsory from 27 January 2022 but our staff will continue to wear theirs.  We won’t be asking for your contact details but you can still use the QR code for the Track and Trace. Seating, newspapers, use of the coffee machine, computers, the magazine swap and unlimited browsing are available.  The one-way system will no longer operate but customers may still leave the library via the garden gate if they wish.  Books may be returned through the library’s letterbox.  

Our Regular Clubs are as follows –

Tuesdays          Norman Bear’s Playtime, 10.30am – 12 noon, Free, Term Time Only

Wednesdays    Norman Bear’s Storytime, 10.15 – 10.45am, Free, Term Time Only.

Crafty Articles, every Wednesday, 2-4pm, Free.

Fridays              Scrabble Club & Mah Jong, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Free.

For Special Events, see the Events Diary and click on the date.  You are also invited to look at our Facebook page.

Whilst many of our events are free, donations to help run our Community Library are most welcome!

Second-hand books are now sold from three trolleys; one with Crime & Thrillers, one with Non-Fiction and Large Print and the third with beach reads, historical novels and literary fiction.  Children’s books are in green tubs in the entrance near a spinner of literary fiction for sale.  We also sell second-hand jigsaws, and brand new Chartmedia sticker, colouring & activity books and posters for just £1.


New – Norman Bear’s Playtime

Norman Bear invites accompanied pre-school children to his playtime on Tuesdays during term-time from 10.30 am to 11.30 am.  This is a free event, though donations to the library are always welcome!

The Snow Bear

Thanks to Gemma and Toby of Hoglets Theatre for an entrancing performance of the Snow Bear in our library on 8 January.  We look forward to welcoming you back with your next performance which we ...

Coming Events

Norman Bear’s Storytime

26/01/2022 10:15am
Norman Bear welcomes members of his club to Storytime on Wednesday mornings during term-time, from 10.15-10.45am.  This is for accompanied pre-school children who enjoy stories, songs and nursery ...

Crafty Articles

26/01/2022 02:00pm
Crafty Articles is back, on Wednesday afternoons from 2.00-4.00pm.  Come and join this lively group who enjoy knitting, doing crochet, etc, over a cuppa and chat.

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