Library services

Library Services

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

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!

Free legal advice for library members with cans.org.uk
If you need legal advice you can now access this for free online in our libraries or at home. Simply to go www.cans.org.uk from your library PC or head to www.cans.org.uk/libraries-public/login at home, select 'Stoke-on-Trent Libabries' and then enter your library card number.

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: We have 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 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.

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