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Central Library

Restrictions are easing, but you must still remember: Hands. Face. Space. Fresh air. Get the latest information about coronavirus.

Central Library is open part-time for click and collect. For click and collect, please call or email in advance so your books can be prepared.

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

Tuesday
9:30am to 12pm, then 1pm to 4:30pm

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.

From Monday 17 May use of public computers will return with 45-minute sessions being available to book. Customers can make a booking for the public computers by telephone, email or in person.

The Reference Library is still closed, but you can call or email us with family or local history enquiries. Email reference_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk or call 01642 729001.

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
  • 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.

Like Middlesbrough Libraries on Facebook and follow @borolibraries on Twitter to keep up to date with library events and announcements.

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 

To keep our visitors and staff safe, we're opening part-time only for click and collect.

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

Tuesday
9:30am to 12pm, then 1pm to 4:30pm

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

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