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

For details of disruptions and for advice and guidance visit

Our larger libraries - Billingham, Norton, Stockton, Thornaby Central and Yarm are open for book returns and reservation collections from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm between Monday to Friday. A limited browsing time of 20 minutes has been introduced alongside a booking system for accessing the ICT facilities. Our Mobile library remains closed.

ICT access is limited to 1 session per day for 45 minutes which is bookable via telephone to one of the libraries listed below. ICT access is not available at Yarm Library.

Billingham Library – 01642 528084

Stockton Central Library – 01642 526521

Norton Library – 01642 528019

Thornaby Central Library – 01642 528117

Morning Sessions commence at 10.15 :11.15 and 12.15, afternoon sessions commence at 2.15 and 3.15 with cleaning time allowed between each booking. 

The library service also offers a wide selection of ebooks and audiobooks which you can access from your own home. For information about all online resources visit


Public and Bank Holiday closures for Libraries
All our libraries are closed on Bank and Public Holidays.

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