Information about Filey library including contact details and services offered.
Library opening hours
Please see our Library and Record Office services during Coronavirus (Covid-19) page for current opening hours.
Finding the library, parking and access
The library is conveniently situated next to the pay-and-display Station Avenue car park, behind the bus station and next door to the surgery. The bus station is served by the number 12, 13 and 555 buses. The nearby train station is only a short walk away.
There are five parking spaces available to library users behind the building as well as an additional two parking spaces for disabled users.
The library has automatic doors and all areas are accessible to wheelchairs. In addition to this, a hearing loop is available. The library also has a disabled toilet for users with a Radar key. Special software and additional hardware, such as keyboards and a lap tray, are available for those with special needs.
Items available from the library
You can borrow a range of books for all ages in a variety of formats, including large print and audio. Music CDs, DVDs and foreign language titles are also available for loan, as well as micro:bits. You can request any item that is not immediately available.
Information and facilities at the library
- baby changing
- family history
- free online access to Ancestry.com, Find My Past, the British Newspaper Archive and Access to Research
- free wi-fi
- help and support using IT
- home library and information service
- induction loop
- internet and computer access
- language courses
- local studies
- magazines and newspapers
- parents' collection
- photocopying, printing and scanning
- study area (limited space)
Activities at the library
For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.
Activity sessions and storytime
Children's activity sessions are held at the library during school holidays. There is a storytime for under fives every Friday during term-time from 11am to 11.30am.
Class visits may be organised to the library.
Family history help
You can get help with your family history research with our family history volunteers on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon.
Filey book group
Filey book group meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 5pm to 6.30pm.
Filey writers group
The Filey writers group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 10am to 12 noon.
Information technology taster sessions
The library holds information technology taster sessions to introduce people to computers and the internet.
Job match provides help and advice for job hunters every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm.
Knit and natter group
The knit and natter group meets every Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.
Our reading group meets on the second Friday of the month from 5pm to 6.30pm.
Soundings creative writing group
The Soundings creative writing group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 10am to 12 noon.
Storytime for under-fives
There is a storytime for under-fives every Friday from 11am to 11.30am.
Home library service
The home library service operates fortnightly from the library, serving Filey and the surrounding area.
News and events
There are a number of opportunities to volunteer at the library. See the library volunteering page or ask at the library for further details.
Scarborough Borough Council information desk
Scarborough Borough Council information desk is available on Mondays from 2pm to 5pm and Wednesdays from 10am to 5pm.