Stockton Central Library

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Baby and Toddler

Stockton Central Library

A fun play session with toys followed by story and nursery rhyme session.

Tue 26 Feb

Hearing Loss?

Stockton Central Library

It’s never too early to start looking after your hearing. Join Rachel Shafto, Community Support Officer for Action on Hearing Loss for an informal coffee and chat group.

Wed 20 Mar

Rhymetime

Stockton Central Library

Help your child learn and sing selected nursery rhymes using props and instruments in this fun musical hour.

Fri 01 Mar

Chess For All

Stockton Central Library

Learn to play or perfect your moves. Whether you’re a beginner or grandmaster come along and play!

Sat 23 Feb

Introduction to Family History

Stockton Central Library

Are you interested in researching your family history?

Wed 15 May

Introduction to Family History

Stockton Central Library

Are you interested in researching your family history?

Wed 15 May

Stockton Family History Group

Stockton Central Library

This is a chance to talk and compare notes and experiences with other local genealogists.

Tue 12 Mar

Scottish Family History Group

Stockton Central Library

If you have Scottish ancestry come along to our informal Scottish Family History Group at Stockton Reference Library

Tue 26 Feb

Coding Club

Stockton Central Library

Find out how to use Code and create your own computer games, websites and other exciting things!

Sat 23 Feb

Short Intros Book Group

Stockton Central Library

Each month A Very Short Reading Group meet and decide whether we were enlightened, entertained, bemused or befuddled...

Tue 26 Feb

Short Intros Book Group

Stockton Central Library

Each month A Very Short Reading Group meet and decide whether we were enlightened, entertained, bemused or befuddled...

Tue 26 Mar

Books and Banter

Stockton Central Library

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of the month for free informative and illustrated talks, topical discussions and guest speakers.

Wed 06 Mar

Books and Banter

Stockton Central Library

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of the month for free informative and illustrated talks, topical discussions and guest speakers.

Wed 20 Mar

Careers With Words

Stockton Central Library

Are you 16 to 25 and interested in being an author, poet or illustrator, working in libraries, book-selling, education or publishing?

Tue 05 Mar

Girl with a Pearl Earring Film Screening

Stockton Central Library

Come along for an afternoon film screening of the iconic novel Girl with a Pearl Earring as it celebrates it’s 20th anniversary

Tue 19 Mar

Read Regional 2019: Meet Laura Steven

Stockton Central Library

The Exact Opposite of Okay is a hilarious, ground breaking young adult novel for anyone who’s ever called themselves a feminist… and anyone who hasn’t.

Thu 28 Mar

SaturdaySuperMakers!

Stockton Central Library

Create something fabulous with Arty Angie!

Sat 23 Mar

SaturdaySuperMakers!

Stockton Central Library

Create something fabulous with Arty Angie!

Sat 06 Apr

SaturdaySuperMakers!

Stockton Central Library

Create something fabulous with Arty Angie!

Sat 20 Apr

No Place for Terrorists

Stockton Central Library

The Woman's Suffrage Movement with local historian and 'time traveller' Martin Peagam

Thu 14 Mar

Crazy: The Stockton of the Demoniacs with Tony Nicholson

Stockton Central Library

Hear the story of Laurence Stern and John ‘Crazy’ Hall-Stevenson; two friends who were members of the Demoniacs

Thu 11 Apr

Opening Hours

Monday
8.30 - 18.00
Tuesday
8.30 - 20.00
Wednesday
8.30 - 18.00
Thursday
8.30 - 20.00
Friday
8.30 - 18.00
Saturday
9.30 - 16.00
Sunday
Closed - Closed

Location

Stockton Central Library and Customer Service Centre, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1TU