Library opening hours
- Monday - 9am - 6pm
- Tuesday - 9am - 6pm
- Wednesday - 10am - 6pm
- Thursday - 9am - 7pm
- Friday - 9am - 6pm
- Saturday - 9am - 3pm
- Sunday - closed
Popular library tasks
- Search for books in the library catalogue
- Renew your books
- Reserve books or other items
- Borrow e-books or digital audiobooks
- Join the library online
- View library charges or pay online (£10 minimum)
- Access online reference sources
Finding the library, parking and access
The library is located just off the main pedestrian precinct on Vernon Road, next door to the Iceland supermarket. There are two bus stops within a two minute walk to the library, which are served by 1, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 36, 63, 93A, 118, 119, 120, 121, 128 and 843 buses. The railway station is three minutes walk away.
The most convenient parking is at the Palm Court multi-storey on Vernon Road or the Brunswick multi-storey on York Place. Alternatively, Scarborough has a park and ride scheme on the A64 and the A165 Filey approach to town.
There are ramps; automatic doors; lifts; a disabled toilet; and an induction loop system at the library. Shopmobility is two minutes walk away at the rear entrance to Debenhams and has a motorised scooter for use in the library.
Items available from the library
You can borrow a range of books, DVDs, large print books, music CDs, story tapes and talking books.
Information and facilities at the library
- family history
- induction loop
- internet and computer access
- language courses
- local studies
- meeting rooms available for hire (concert room and small meeting room)
- parents' collection
- study area
- tea and coffee
Activities at the library
For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.
Archive volunteer group
The archive volunteer group meets on Thursdays from 6.30pm - 8pm.
Class visits may be organised to the library.
View news and events for Scarborough library and all libraries in North Yorkshire.
Friends of Scarborough library
The friends of Scarborough library have guest speakers on the first Saturday of every month and a music group on Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm.
Lunchtime concerts are held throughout the winter season at 12.30pm.
A reading group meets every second Monday of the month at 6pm.
Storytime and under-fives activities
There is a storytime for the under-fives on Mondays at 1.30pm - 2.30pm. We also have a stories and crafts session on Wednesdays, 11am - 12 noon and beartime on Fridays, 11am - 11.30am. All sessions are suitable for the under-fives.
Consultation on changes to North Yorkshire's library services
We recently consulted on proposals to change how library services are run across North Yorkshire. The consultation has now closed but the information is still available for reference purposes. You can also read a Scarborough library information sheet [497kb] which gives key facts and figures about this library.