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Central Library

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Central Library

Central Library is open part-time for click and collect, limited book browsing appointments, and using the public computers. You must book in advance for all of these. Call 01642 729001 or email reference_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 12pm, then 1pm to 4:30pm

Reference Library

The Reference Library is open part-time for family and local history enquiries, access to microfilms, private research/study, and using the public computers. You must book in advance for all of these. Call 01642 729001 or email reference_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Monday to Wednesday: 9:30am to 12pm, then 1pm to 4.30pm

Don't worry about having to rush back to return your books, we're not charging fines at the moment.

Central Library is located in the centre of Middlesbrough, on Centre Square, close to Middlesbrough Town Hall.

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 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
  • Memory Lane Dementia Cafe: held on the third Wednesday of each month, 1pm to 3pm (please contact the library for more information and the date of the next cafe)

Check out the libraries website and online catalogue.

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Contact

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

Opening times

Central Library

Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 12pm, then 1pm to 4:30pm

Reference Library

Monday to Wednesday: 9:30am to 12pm, then 1pm to 4:30pm

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