Who are we?
Newby and Scalby Library and Information Centre became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2017, which means we are a registered Charity (no. 1168661), managed by a Board of six Trustees who are elected by the Members. We are totally independent of any other organisation but work in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council.
What is our aim?
We want to provide a centre which is open to all, providing a place of contact, information and service to the community. We cater primarily for all of Newby and Scalby and all the villages north of Scarborough, including the parishes of Staintondale, Hackness & Harwood Dale, Burniston and Cloughton who have promised financial support in our first three years.
How is it funded?
North Yorkshire County Council provide the books and IT services and some support services. Our income is derived from library services (room hire, printing/photocopying charges, computer time, refreshments, fines, reservation charges etc.) The remaining income has to be generated through fundraising, donations, sponsorship and grant aid. The most important contribution, of course, comes from our volunteers, who give up their time to keep the library open for 35 hours each week.
Where do the books come from?
We are still part of the North Yorkshire family of libraries. North Yorkshire County Council provides and rotates all our stock and provides the IT network as well as professional assistance for 7 hours a week.
Is there a home delivery service?
Yes. We are still part of the Home Library Service so please ask to join this scheme if you are unable to access the library.