Information about Scarborough library including contact details and services offered.

Scarborough library
Vernon Road
Scarborough
YO11 2NN

Email: scarborough.library@northyorks.gov.uk
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. Shopmobility is two minutes walk away at the rear entrance to Debenhams at 5 Somerset Terrace and has a motorised scooter for use in the library.

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 Ancestry.com, 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 (concert hall and small meeting 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 on Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm.

Family History

Family History research available upon request.

Knitting and crochet drop-in

There is a knitting and crochet drop-in session every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm.

Help with computers and the internet

Help and support using IT including bookable IT support appointments  Free Public computer access and wifi.

Monthly drop-in sessions

Police surgery drop-in sessions. Please contact the library for details.

Under fives activities

Storytime

Mondays from 11am to 11:30am.

Rhymetime

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 Scarborough.library@northyorks.gov.uk

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.

Volunteering

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