Stoke-on-Trent Libraries

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Libraries Online

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.

Click here to use Libraries Online


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:


Elvis McGonagall

Friday 27 March, 2015
City Central Library, Hanley
Tickets cost £3 per person (includes refreshments)

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is the sole resident of Graceland Caravan Park where he scribbles verse and listens to Johnny Cash.

Elvis will be performing at City Central Library, Hanley on Friday 27 March - don't miss this fantastic opportunity to see one of the country's finest poets in action!

For more information please click here


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:

By Telephone: 
Main Counter - 01782 238455
Enquiries - 01782 238431
Computer Bookings - 01782 238432

Fax: 01782 238434




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

To find out more about our job clubs please click here.



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: 



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.

Click here for more information on Adult and Community Learning Courses .

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.