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
This library is managed and operated by volunteers working in partnership with North Yorkshire County 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
- 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
- internet and computer access
- language courses
- local studies
- photocopying, printing and scanning
- tea and coffee
Activities at the library
For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.
Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm, free.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.