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Friends of Scarborough Library


About Us

Friends of Scarborough Library was founded in 2000 and re-constituted in 2018. The aims of the group are to improve the education and leisure facilities provided and raise the profile of our library. In order to achieve this we organise activities and events of local and community interest. We also raise and donate funds to be used for the benefit of Scarborough Library. Recently we have provided equipment for the Lego Club and materials  for the Wellbeing Art Club.

Membership of FOSL is by annual subscription. Subscription fees and donations are used to support Library projects.

The  FOSL Committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting held in April. The Officers of the Committee currently meet at least seven times a year to report on matters including:



Future Events

The Committee is alway grateful for extra help. If you would like to get involved please email us at: foslibuk@gmail.com



Membership to Friends of Scarborough Library includes free entry to monthly talks and a copy of the Reflections Newsletter which is published twice a year. The subscription year runs from April through the following March. 


Membership rates for 2019/20 are:

Individual member - £5

Two people living at the same address - £7

Members can enrol at the monthly talks/events or pick up a membership form from the Library. You can also use the link  below to access an online version of the membership form which includes payment options.


Get Involved


The Reflections newsletter is published twice a year. If you enjoy writing and would like to contribute a poem, short story or article of local interest we'd be delighted to hear from you.

Contributions sought for Spring 2020 Issue

Deadline for submissions is

Saturday 4th April 

Please send them to: foslibuk@gmail.com

FOSL Committee

The FOSL Committee is quite small, so if you have a few hours free each month and would like to get involved, come and speak to a Committee Member at an  event or email us at:



Forthcoming Events

All events take place at Scarborough Library


  • Saturday March 7th 11am - Talk by Patrick Argent, "WW II Poster Art".

  • Saturday April 4th 10.15am - Annual General Meeting.

  • Saturday April 4th 11am - Talk by Neil Gardner, "Cancer is a word not a sentence!".

  • Saturday May 2nd 11am - Talk by Alan Hargreaves, "The Knights Templar".

  • Saturday June 6th 11am - Talk (speaker TBC) "Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre".

  • Saturday July 4th 11am - Talk by Christine Hepworth, "Scarborough Old Town".

Members: Free    Non-Members £1

From April 2020 the admission charge to non-members will increase to £2


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Library Information

Normal 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

Please see Library Website for Bank Holiday and seasonal changes.

Email: scarborough.library@northyorks.gov.uk

Telephone: 01609 536602



Friends of Scarborough Library

C/O Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorks YO11 2NN