Information about Scarborough library including contact details and services offered.

Scarborough library
Vernon Road
YO11 2NN

Telephone: 01609 536602
Fax: 01723 353893

Library opening hours

  • Monday, 9am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, 9am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, 10am 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 and has a motorised scooter for use in the library.

Popular library tasks

Items available from the library

You can borrow a range of books, DVDs, large print books, music CDs, story tapes and talking books.

Information and facilities at the library

  • family history
  • fax
  • free wi-fi
  • induction loop
  • internet and computer access
  • language courses
  • local studies
  • meeting rooms available for hire (concert hall and small meeting room)
  • newspapers
  • parents' collection
  • photocopier and scanner
  • 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 6.30pm to 8pm.

Class visits

Class visits to the library may be organised.


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Friends of Scarborough library

The friends of Scarborough library have guest speakers on the first Saturday of every month and a music group on Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon.

Lunchtime concerts

Lunchtime concerts are held throughout the winter season at 12.30pm.

Reading group

reading group meets every second Monday of the month at 6pm.

Storytime and under-fives activities

Storytime is held on Mondays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm and beartime is held on Fridays from 11am to 11.30am. All sessions are suitable for children under five.