City Central Library, Hanley

City Central Library, Hanley

The City Central Library, Hanley is the city's main library and as such is the largest. 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.

Lending services:

  • Books
  • Maps
  • Music scores
  • Talking books
  • Information services
  • All kinds of enquiries answered
  • Information on all subjects
  • Newspapers, magazines and journals
  • Online databases
  • Family and local history
  • Computer services
  • Free access to Internet and e-mail
  • Free access to Wi-Fi
  • Printers - colour and black and white
  • Scanners
  • Media hire
  • Music CDs
  • DVDs
  • Children's services
  • Fiction for all ages
  • Non-fiction
  • Toy and book sets
  • Filtered Internet access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • outside book return unit to use 24/7 for all borrowed items.

Other services provided:

  • Photocopiers - colour and black and white
  • Fax machine
  • Two monthly reading groups-one afternoon and one evening
  • Room Hire
  • Job Clubs - Get help with searching and applying for jobs
  • Weekly Story Bears - every Tuesday 11 - 11.30am
  • Weekly Singing Bears - every Friday 11 - 11.45am
  • Weekly Bouncing Bears - every Thursday 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

Ground floor counter - 01782 238455
Floor 2 enquiry desk - 01782 238431
Computer bookings floor 2 - 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.