Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Central Library and Customer Service Centre

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Stockton Central Library is the largest public library serving the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees. The ground floor incorporates Stockton Borough Council's Customer Service Centre and Cashiers, the adult lending library and the children's library.

The first floor houses the Reference Library which is the main reference department for the Borough, the Family History Suite, the Computer Suite which offers free internet and WiFi access and also the 'Starbooks' Cafe.

The Jim Cooke Conference Suite can be booked for meetings and events.

Opening Times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.30am - 6pm

Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 8pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed


All our libraries are closed on Bank and Public Holidays.

Remember you can use our Online Library Services 24 hours a day.

Customer Service Centre

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm

Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Cash Office

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 4pm


Disability Access

There are parking spaces for disabled drivers opposite the library with kerb ramps for wheelchairs. There is an easily accessible toilet for disabled users. Lift facilities are available up to the first floor and the Library Conference Facilities have a hearing loop to aid the hearing impaired.

Location Details

Stockton Central Library and Customer Service Centre

Church Road

TS18 1TU

Stockton Central Library: 01642 526522 and Customer Service Centre: 01642 393939

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