Newby and Scalby library and information centre

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We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable so would ask that you treat others using the building with consideration as we know that many visitors wish to remain cautious.

We are managing the reintroduction of services and there will be local variations. For details of services from your local library find out more from our Library and Record Office services during Coronavirus (Covid-19) page, or check the Facebook page or website of your local community library for further information.

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 County Council.

Library opening hours

Please contact the library directly for the current opening hours.

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.

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.

Hand massage

Regular hand massage sessions are held by Mavis and Sue on the second Wednesday of the month from 1pm to 4pm. The charge is £2 for a 15 to 20 minute session.

Reading group

Come along to our reading club on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm. If you are interested please contact or leave a note in the library for Karen. Everyone is welcome.

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 storytime on Mondays from 2.15pm to 2.45pm during term-time.

Support for carers

Support for carers is available on the last Monday of every month from 10am to 12 noon. If you care for someone at home or know someone who does and who would like a little extra help and support, or if you live alone and would appreciate some regular, friendly company then pop in and have a chat.

News and events

You can view news and events for all the libraries in North Yorkshire here.

Social media

You can follow North Yorkshire libraries on Library Service Twitter or Library Service 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.