City Central Library, Hanley

City Central Library, Hanley

The City Central Library, Hanley is the city's largest library. It is also home to Stoke-on-Trent City Archives. Click here for information on Stoke-on-Trent City Archives. There is plenty of parking within five minutes walk of the library.

Services provided:

  • Loan of books and talking books
  • Loan of DVDs and CDs
  • Loan of maps
  • Music scores
  • Information services - All kinds of enquiries answered
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Free access to genealogy resources - e.g.,
  • Access to local history resources - Six Towns Collection
  • Free access to computing facilities via 40 PCs
  • Free access to Wi-Fi
  • Free use of digital document scanners
  • Printers - colour and black and white
  • Photocopiers - colour and black and white
  • Fax machine
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Outside book return unit to use 24/7 for all borrowed items
  • Room Hire - for more information about room hire at City Central Library please click here
  • Work Clubs - Get help with searching and applying for jobs - click here
  • Library Bears pre-school activities - Story Bears every Tuesday 11 - 11.30am, Bouncing Bears every Thursday 11-11.45am, Singing Bears every Friday 11 - 11.45am

Opening times:
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Click here for the opening hours of Stoke-on-Trent City Archives.

City Central Library
Bethesda Street
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3RS


Main reception - 01782 238455
Information enquiries - 01782 238431
Computer bookings - 01782 238432
Fax: 01782 238434

Getting to City Central Library, Hanley:
By road:
From M6 exit 15 or 16 take A500 to Stoke-on-Trent. Follow signs for City Centre (Hanley), Cultural Quarter and the Potteries Museum. City Central Library is next door to the Potteries Museum in Bethesda Street. Click here for a map showing the location of City Central Library, Hanley.

By rail: Stoke-on-Trent station is 20 minutes walk from the library. Taxis and buses are also available from the station.