We know that it's sometimes difficult to get to your local library so we offer an online service that lets you:
- join the library;
- search to see what books, CDs and DVDs we have in our libraries;
- renew items online;
- reserve items for collection from any Stoke-on-Trent library; and
- view and change your account details.
Due to essential maintenance our online catalogue 'Libraries Online' will be unavailable on Thursday 8 October 2015 2-4pm. If you need to access your library account, request or renew books during this time please contact City Central Library on 01782 238455. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Opening Hours for all Stoke-on-Trent Libraries
To find the opening hours for your nearest Stoke-on-Trent Library please click on the link below:
- Bentilee Library
- City Central Library (Hanley)
- Longton Library
- Meir Library
- Stoke Library
Contacting Stoke-on-Trent Libraries
If you have any questions about Stoke-on-Trent Libraries and the services that we offer you can contact us directly at any of our libraries. To find contact details and opening hours for individual libraries please follow the 'your local library' links to the left of this page.
Or for general enquiries you can contact City Central Library:
Main Counter - 01782 238455
Enquiries - 01782 238431
Computer Bookings - 01782 238432
Fax: 01782 238434
As part of National Book Start week, Stoke-on-Trent Libraries took part in the 'The Big Wild Rumpus' where our librarian Amy Shutler read 'Where the Wild things are' and excellent family story for all ages.
Job Searching at Stoke-on-Trent Libraries
Did you know that you can walk into any Stoke-on-Trent Library and staff will provide support with the basics to help you with your job searching needs.
We will help you to:
- Set up a new email account
- Learn how to apply for jobs online
- Search for job opportunities
- Register for a free UK Online IT course
Trentham Volunteer-Led Library Service
Trentham Volunteer-Led Library Service, 'Trentham Reads', opened its doors on Thursday 15 January 2015. Stoke-on-Trent Libraries are supporting a Volunteer-Led Library Service in Trentham with an aim to keep reading alive in communities.
Trentham Reads is located in Trentham Mews Medical Centre, Eastwick Crescent, Trentham, ST4 8XP.
Opening Hours: Thursdays 1-4pm.
We are currently trialling a three month request and return service at Trentham Reads. Please note that books requested for collection from Trentham Volunteer-Led Library Service will only be available on Thursdays 1-4pm. For more infofmation please contact your local Stoke-on-Trent library or Trentham Reads: email@example.com
New Services from Stoke-on-Trent Libraries
We're constantly developing and evolving our services to meet the needs of our customers. We know that digital and online services are now in demand so we're going digital!
Stoke-on-Trent Libraries have recently launched two new services to help you enjoy books when you're on the move.
Zinio eMagazine service
Zinio lets you read full digital copies of your favourite magazines for FREE from your
computer, smartphone or tablet. There are lots of titles available covering everything from food, interior design and computing
to current affairs, music and motoring.
To take a look at what's on offer and to find information about how to use the new Zinio service please click here.
OneClickDigital Audio Book
OneClickdigital gives you FREE 24/7 access to over 1,000 audiobook titles to download
onto your phone, MP3 player, iPod or PC. There’s adult and children’s titles as well as fiction and non-fiction
with new bestselling titles being added every month.
To take a look at what's on offer and to find out information about how to use the new OneClickdigital service please click here.
Self Help Database
Stoke-on-Trent Library Service has worked closely with NHS Stoke-on-Trent and VAST to
develop a directory of self help and support groups serving the local area. Self help and support groups provide a setting
in which people who have similar experiences come together to share practical and emotional support.
Many groups provide a range of benefits and support for people coping with long term conditions enabling them to feel more in control and better able to manage their condition. Spending time with people who are going through similar experiences can reduce feelings of anxiety and isolation.
To search for groups click here.
Free Online Reference Library
There is now free access to these online reference collections at any public library in Stoke-on-Trent:
If you are a member of Stoke-on-Trent Libraries, you can also access them at home, free
of charge. Simply click on the relevant link and enter your Stoke-on-Trent library card number.
Adult and Community Learning Courses.
Adult and Community Learning provide high quality learning opportunities to the local community in over 150 venues across the City including Libraries.
Follow us on Social Media...
Stoke-on-Trent Libraries are using social media sites.
You can now follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest. We also send out an electronic mailing list every month to let you know what's happening in Stoke-on-Trent Libraries.