Newby and Scalby library and information centre

Information about Newby and Scalby library and information centre including contact details and services offered.

Newby and Scalby library and information centre
450 Scalby Road
YO12 6EE

Telephone: 01609 534059
Website: Newby and Scalby Library website.

This library is managed and operated by volunteers working in partnership with North Yorkshire Council.

Library opening hours

  • Monday: 10am to 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5:30pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 10am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 1:30pm
  • Sunday: closed

Finding the library, parking and access

The library is on Scalby Road next to Lincoln Co-op chemist. A bus stop is served by number 13, 14 and 15 buses at the Rosette Inn, a few minutes' walk away from the library.

There are three parking spaces available to library users at the front of the library. The library has automatic doors and all areas are accessible to wheelchairs.

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

  • family history
  • fax
  • free online access to, Find My Past, the British Newspaper Archive and Access to Research
  • free wi-fi
  • help and support using IT
  • internet and computer access
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • newspapers
  • photocopying, printing and scanning
  • tea and coffee
  • toilets

Activities at the library

For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.

Card Sharps

Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm, free.

Crafty articles

The crafty articles group meets at the library every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 4pm. Any type of craft is acceptable. If you would like to join the group, just drop-in.

Pop and Play

Tuesdays 10.30am to 12noon, craft activity and play for under fives, free, term time only.

Reading group

‘Hot Reads’ Reading group meets on the last Tuesday of the month, from 2pm to 3pm. Scalby Reading Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Scrabble club

The scrabble club meets at the library every Friday at 2pm.

Storytime for the under fives

Norman Bear invites all pre-schoolers to join him (with an adult) for a free storytime on Wednesdays 10:15am to 10:45am during term-time.

Social media

You can follow North Yorkshire libraries on Library Service Twitter.


There are a number of opportunities to volunteer at the library. See the library volunteering page or ask at the library for further details.