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Central Library

Central Library is located in the cultural quarter of Middlesbrough, on Centre Square.

The library was opened in 1912 following a generous donation by Dr. Andrew Carnegie and an offer of land owned by Sir Hugh Bell and by Alderman Hinton JP. The magnificent building is Grade II listed and retains many original features including the fixtures in the Reference Library.

Central Library is the centrepiece of Middlesbrough’s wider library offer and plays host to numerous cultural events throughout the year.

The library provides:

  • Access to library services
  • Access to reference services including local and family history
  • Information on local public services
  • Free access to the internet and Wi-Fi
  • Space for community meetings and activities
  • Early years and youth services, activities and support
  • Photocopying, printing and fax facilities

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Contact

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AY
Phone:
Lending Library: 01642 729002
Reference Library: 01642 729001
Email:
lending_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk
reference_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Opening times 

Monday

9.30am - 7pm

Tuesday

9.30am - 7pm

Wednesday

9.30am - 5pm

Thursday

9.30am - 7pm

Friday

9.30am - 5pm

Saturday

9.30am - 5pm

Sunday

Closed

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