Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for great experiences

There are a number of disruptions to Council services because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please use the link below before accessing any of our services.

For details of disruptions and for advice and guidance visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus

Library Mobile Services

*** FOLLOWING CURRENT GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON REDUCING NON-ESSENTIAL SOCIAL CONTACT, ALL STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH LIBRARIES INCLUDING THE MOBILE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ***

Please note this does NOT affect the Customer Service points in our three main town centre libraries in Billingham, Stockton and Thornaby, which remain open. We will extend the borrowing periods for books that are currently out on loan.

If you wish to access your library account, please visit www.stockton.gov.uk/libraries 

 

We offer a range of library services for people who cannot get to one of our library buildings.

Home Library Service

The Home Library Service provides materials to those who are unable to use a Community Library due to illness, disability or frailty. The service can be permanent or temporary, for example, where someone may be recuperating from an illness or accident. Users will have access to the same range of materials as those found in a community library which will be delivered direct to the individual's home.

Visits are made on a three weekly basis and at a regular time by our staff who carry identification. This service is free of charge and requests to receive it can be made by individuals themselves, relatives, friends or carers.

Please note that the timetables below are subject to change:

 

Mobile Library Service

The Mobile Library takes the service to parts of the Borough where there is no static community library within easy reach. The stock and services available are the same as those found in a community library but on a smaller scale.

The Mobile Library has an Information service covering such topics as blood donor sessions, bus and train timetables, leisure courses, council services and facilities etc. The Mobile Library operates on a three weekly schedule, visiting on a set day and time and at a designated place.

Please note that the timetables below are subject to change:

 

Hospital Library Services

For more than 40 years a dedicated team of hard working volunteers have delivered books to the patients of North Tees Hospital on behalf of Stockton Library Service.  During your stay in hospital, if you fancy a good read just look out for our volunteers who will be happy to offer you a wide selection from their trusty trolley. The trolley service is as follow:

Surgical wards - Tuesday and Friday afternoons

Elderly care - Wednesday mornings