Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for great experiences



The library has moved on! We still do the books bit, ensuring we always have the very latest titles, but we do so much more. 

The overall aim of Stockton Libraries and Community Information Service is to provide a quality, relevant, accessible and modern service which is responsive to the needs and lifestyles of the users it aims to serve 

We are here to serve the community and provide a welcoming environment, open and free to all. We have reading groups for all ages, fun activities for children and families, homework clubs, support sessions, local history studies, basic ICT training and all of our libraries have free internet access, with free WiFi in a number of branches, our library events run throughout the year with something for everyone.


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Consultation on Public Library Services in Stockton-on-Tees

We understand libraries are valuable to local people and we are committed to providing a high quality library service with the available resources.

The Council is again reviewing all services to make sure we manage within the reduced budget.

To help with final decisions about the service and the proposals, we would like to ask our residents how they would like to access Borough wide library services in the future.

Complete the online survey from Monday 16 May until Friday 1 July 2016.

We are also consulting with our residents on the proposed changes to library services and the specific implications for both Egglescliffe and Fairfield libraries. We are holding drop in sessions at both libraries so you can find out more about the proposals and talk to library staff. The dates of the drop in sessions are noted below:


Date Time Venue

Tuesday 17 May

6pm - 8pm Fairfield Library

Tuesday 31 May

6pm - 8pm Egglescliffe Library

Wednesday 1 June

10am - 12noon Egglescliffe Library

Tuesday 7 June

10am - 12noon Fairfield Library


Crossing the Tees Book Festival

The Book Festival for the Tees Valley: 10 June  - 25 June 2016.

The library services for Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Darlington are thrilled to once again bring you a Book Festival for the Tees Valley. With highlights including celebrated authors Frances Brody, Jenny Colgan, Kate Ellis and Stuart Cosgrove, poets Natalie Scott and Andy Willoughby, children’s authors Holly Sterling and Gabrielle Kent, plus creative writing, how to self-publish and a film festival.

For more information, take a look at our Crossing the Tees page.


Stockton Reading Challenge

18 Books : 12 Months. Are you ready to read?

Running from February 2016 to January 2017, it's fun and easy to get involved. All you need to do is borrow and read one book from each of the 18 categories, that's just over 1 book a month. The categories are fun and flexible, and there's no set reading list, so you choose the books that you want to read. You could also win an iPad Mini and a range of other prizes.

For more information, take a look at our Stockton Reading Challenge page.