Bank Holiday Opening Hours at Stoke-on-Trent Libraries during May 2013
Stoke-on-Trent Libraries will be closed for the bank holidays during May 2013, please see below for our opening hours during these
Saturday 4 May 2013 - 10am-2pm (All libraries)
Monday 6 May 2013 - Closed
Tuesday 7 May 2013 - All libraries open as usual
Saturday 25 May 2013 - 10am-2pm (All libraries)
Monday 27 May 2013 - Closed
Tuesday 28 May 2013 - All libraries open as usual
For normal opening hours of your local Stoke-on-Trent Library 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:
Main Counter - 01782 238455
Enquiries - 01782 238431
Computer Bookings - 01782 238432
Fax: 01782 238434
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate Competition 2013
Stoke-on-Trent Libraries and Staffordshire Libraries and Arts are running
a competition to find a Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire!
This is a fantastic opportunity for a young person aged 14-18 who lives, works or studies in Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire.
The winner will get the chance to inspire other young people and be a poetry ‘champion’. The Young Poet Laureate title also provides fantastic opportunities – Stoke-on-Trent’s first Young Poet Laureate, Daniel Tatton, was one of the local torch bearers as the Olympic torch passed through the city.
To enter you will need to submit two original poems, one of which must be about a Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire location as a great place to live, work or visit.
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.
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.
Save money at your Library
If you do one thing this week to save yourself some cash, get a library card. If you don't have Internet access at home
or want to cut costs by getting rid of it, then head down to your local library where you can surf, email or shop online for
At Stoke-on-Trent Libraries you can:
- find out information on all subjects;
- use our computers free of charge;
- borrow up to 20 books at a time;
- borrow talking books free of charge;
- hire up to eight CDs and eight DVDs more cheaply than buying or renting from many high street shops;
You can also:
- renew most items by telephone or online; and
- if we haven't got something in stock then let us get it for you.
To find out what your nearest library has to offer, please choose from the list to the left of this page.
Click here for information on Stoke-on-Trent City Archives.
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.