Scarborough library

Information about Scarborough library including contact details and services offered.

Scarborough library
Vernon Road
YO11 2NN

Telephone: 01609 536602

Library opening hours

  • Monday, 9am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, 10am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, 9am to 6pm
  • Thursday, 9am to 7pm
  • Friday, 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 3pm
  • Sunday, closed

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 near the library, which are served by numerous routes. The railway station is also nearby.

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.

The library has ramps, automatic doors, lifts, a disabled toilet and an induction loop system.

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. 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
  • free online access to, Find My Past, the British Newspaper Archive and Access to Research
  • free Wi-Fi
  • induction loop
  • help and support using IT
  • internet and computer access
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • meeting rooms available for hire including a 220 fixed seated concert room
  • newspapers
  • parents' collection
  • photocopying, printing and scanning
  • study area
  • tea and coffee
  • toilets

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 every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.

Family History

Family History research available upon request.

Knitting and Sewing drop-ins

Wednesdays Knitting and Crochet Group meet 2pm to 4pm and Sewing Group meet 4pm to 6pm.

Help with computers and the internet

Help and support using IT including bookable IT support appointments  Free Public computer access and Wi-Fi.

Under fives activities

Breast Feeding Support Group

Friday from 9:30am to 10.45am.


Mondays from 11am to 11:30am.


Wednesday from 11am to 11:30am

Stay and Play

Friday from 11am to 12noon.

School and nursery class visits

Please contact the Library to arrange class visits either by phone or by emailing

Social media

You can follow North Yorkshire libraries on Library Service Twitter or Scarborough library Facebook page.


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