Storyhouse Library

Storyhouse Library is open from 8am – 11pm each day (9.30am on Sundays).

You can join the library by visiting Storyhouse, or online – to join online head here and complete the form, and then email with your full name, date of birth and postcode and you’ll receive your card number. 

Brand new Order & Collect Service 
Storyhouse Library’s new Order & Collect Service is for anyone who’s nervous about coming out and browsing the books, or anyone who likes having someone else choose their books for them, or perhaps someone collecting books for a friend/neighbour.

When placing an order you will be asked for the:

  • the type of books you would like e.g. crime, family sagas, humour
  • the format you would like them in e.g. hardback, paperback, audiobook

…and we will do our best to pick you some books that you’ll love reading!

Order here or call Storyhouse Library on 01244409113 (Option 2).

Browse, order, reserve, take out and return books. From 17 May, the regular 3-week loan period will resume.
Outstanding books are due for return by 17 May – there is a Book Bin outside the building if you didn’t want to step inside.

Study and Reading Spaces
We have lots of new single study tables and spaces, all with free WiFi and charing ports.
Until 17 May, these must be used by one person and not a group.

Computer use
Computer use is free for an hour and doesn’t require booking. Extra time after that can be booked for £2 an hour. This can be booked in the library at the desks, or on the library kiosks.

Telephone Befriending Service
We’re all in need of a bit of extra support just now, so if you would like some reading recommendations, help with choosing books, or just a bookish chat, we’re here to help. Just contact us with your name and phone number, tell us the last three books you read and enjoyed and a preferred day and time, and our friendly library staff will give you a call. Contact us on 01244 409113 (option 2) or at

Community Groups
We’re working hard on bringing the community groups back into the building safely. Thank you for your questions and feedback – following your enthusiasm, we’re hoping to bring back Rhymetime and Storytime first. Lots of groups are currently meeting online. Love talking about books? Not A Reading Group could be for you – they meet weekly on Zoom.
Library at Home

Storyhouse Library may be back open, but you can still join the library and access a wealth of audiobooks, ebooks and resources from your home – including brand new library app Borrow Box – register with your library card to borrow from thousands of ebooks and audiobooks, completely free. Find out more here.
If you have any more questions about Storyhouse Library, email

Storyhouse is a charity.
After the most challenging year in our history, we still need your support to help us recover.
Here’s how you can help support the future of Storyhouse.