Library Opening Hours during the Easter Holidays
Stoke-on-Trent Libraries will be closed on the following days to observe national public holidays:
Friday 18 April 2014
Monday 21 April 2014
Monday 5 May 2014
Monday 26 May 2014
Loan periods will be extended to reflect this.
Libraries Online will still be available on these dates to request and renew books and view your account details.
Please note that from Tuesday 6 May library fees and charges are changing. Please contact a member of staff for more details.
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
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.
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
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:
- Credo Reference (click here to view)
- Newsstand (click here to view);
- Oxford English Dictionary Online (click here to view);
- Oxford Art Online (click here to view);
- Oxford Music Online (click here to view);
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (click here to view).
- Who Else Writes Like...?
(click here to view)
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.