Stoke On Trent City Archives

Stoke on Trent City Archives
City Central Library
Bethesda Street
Stoke on Trent
By telephone: (+44) 01782-238420

By fax: (+44) 01782-238499

By email:|

Opening Hours


10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Thursday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Bank Holiday Closures||

Please note that, to avoid a wasted journey, we advise that you make an appointment to visit the office, ensure that we hold the records that you are interested in, and bring acceptable proof of identity and address for reader registration. Further details are given in Planning a Visit||.

Our reading room is open to all members of the public without charge. An Archive Service reader's ticket is required for use of the reading room. The link below provides information on how to obtain one.

Please follow this link for information on Reader Registration||

Access & Facilities

Parking Arrangements
There is no public car park at the City Central Library. Please see the Car Parks| page on the City Council's website for full details of locations, opening hours and charges.

Disabled badge holders may park for 3 hours without charge in on-street car parking bays and all day in off-street car parks.

Public Transport
Stoke on Trent rail station is about 1½ miles from the City Central Library. All buses from the stop directly outside the rail station serve Hanley City Centre. Please note that in March 2013 Hanley Bus Station| moved from the position marked on the map below to a site nearby on John Street/Lichfield Street (marked Car Park).  This map will be updated accordingly following the next issue of OS OpenSpace data.  Follow the above link to Hanley Bus Station for a map showing the new road layout.