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Inside of Stockton Library with someone reading a book

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From Monday 19 July the following libraries are open to the public:

  • Stockton Central
  • Stockton Reference Library and Family History Suite
  • Billingham
  • Thornaby Central
  • Ingleby Barwick
  • Norton
  • Yarm
  • Fairfield
  • Roseworth
  • Thornaby Library, Gilmour Street
  • Mobile Library

Please note due to reductions in staffing, we may need to alter the opening hours to our libraries at short notice. We advise that you call the library before visiting to ensure it is open. Or alternatively you can keep up to date on Facebook and Twitter.

Services Offered within Libraries:

  • Book returns
  • Browsing
  • ICT access maximum of 90 minutes per day
  • Reservations
  • Click and Collect
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Laminating 
  • Reduced Study Space available at Stockton, Thornaby Central, Billingham, Norton and Ingleby Barwick Libraries. Booking is essential.

Services not currently available:

  • Newspapers
  • Children’s and Adult Activities (in person)
  • Stockton Reference Library will be closed from Wednesday 21 July to Thursday 29 July due to refurbishment works. 


Restrictions on social distancing, visit times and maximum numbers of customers will be lifted but we are strongly encourage customers to respect others’ space and to wear masks in crowded indoor situations.

All libraries will display the NHS QR Test and Trace posters for customers to scan when entering buildings should they wish to make use of this service.

We are not planning indoor library events until September 2021.


Opening Hours

Stockton, Thornaby Central, Billingham, Norton, Yarm and Ingleby Barwick Libraries


Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm


Billingham, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton and Thornaby Central libraries will be open 10am-4pm.

Norton and Yarm libraries will be open 10am-1pm.


Ingleby Barwick Library 10am – 2pm

Fairfield, Thornaby Gilmour Street and Roseworth Libraries

Monday to Friday

10am–4pm (closed for lunch 1pm – 2 pm)


Library Contact Details


Contact Number

Billingham Library

01642 528084

Stockton Central Library

01642 526521

Thornaby Central Library

01642 528117

Thornaby Library (Gilmour Street)

01642 528150

Ingleby Barwick Library

01642 528528

Norton Library

01642 528019

Fairfield Library

01642 527962

Roseworth Library

01642 528098

Yarm Library

01642 528152


We offer a wide selection of ebooks and audiobooks as well as online newspapers and magazines which you can access from your own home. For information about all online resources visit our libraries page.