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Hartlepool Libraries

If you are looking for something to do in Hartlepool, our libraries are an excellent place to start.  Each of the 7 libraries in Hartlepool host regular events for adults and children, including reading groups, coffee mornings, story times and craft sessions.  Several times throughout the year each library will host special events, too. 

We post many of these events on Hartlepool Now's events page, but staff at your local library will also be happy to tell you about any activities they have planned. 

Become a member

Members of Hartlepool's libraries can enjoy free computer and internet access and use of several subscription websites, as well as access to books, newspapers and magazines, and storytime and craft sessions for children.

It is free to join the library, and there's no age limit.

Mobile Library

Hartlepool's mobile library visits communities which do not have easy access to a library building.  All borrowers registered with Hartlepool libraries can borrow from the mobile library.

The modern mobile library vehicle has a lift for wheelchairs, buggies and anyone unable to climb the steps.  It makes most stops once a fortnight, though some communities receive a weekly visit.  For the most up-to-date mobile library timetable visit the Hartlepool Borough Council website.

Home Library Service

If age or disability prevents you from getting to your local branch, Hartlepool Borough Council's home library service will bring the books to you!

The home library service is free of charge and is open to anyone aged 80 or over, and those who have a need for the service - such as a disability which makes carrying books difficult.  The home library service can provide large print books, audio books (and equipment to play them on) too.

Trained staff visit each user once every four weeks to collect and deliver books and audio books, which they will have chosen based on the individual's preferences.

If you would like to receive this service, or know of anyone living in Hartlepool who would, contact the home library service by:

  • Telephone: 01429 523614