Planning a visit and contact
William Salt Library
Phone: 01785 278372
Fax: 01785 278414
Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 4pm
Please note: from 2 January 2019 the Library will, in the short term, revert to its normal opening hours. This will be subject to further review by the William Salt Library Trust as alternative proposals for the library are developed.
Bank holiday closures 2019
New Year's Day: Tuesday 1 January 2019
Christmas Day: Wednesday 25 December 2019
Boxing Day: Thursday 26 December 2019
Stocktaking closure 2019
The library will be closed for stocktaking from Tuesday 10 December 2019 until Tuesday 31 December 2019.
No appointment is necessary when visiting the library to view material held within the collection. However, you should contact the library in advance of a visit to ensure that we hold the records you require, as we have limited space.
If you are also planning to go to Staffordshire Record Office please contact them in advance to book an appointment avoid disappointment.
Finding the records you want
Information on finding the records you want is on our finding records page which gives advice on family history records as well as general records.
How do I get a reader's ticket?
Information on obtaining a reader's ticket is on our registration page.
How do I get to the library?
Stafford railway station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Library.
As Stafford does not have a bus station, buses serving neighbouring towns and villages stop at different points around the town centre.
For information regarding travelling to Stafford by public transport please use the National Traveline web site.
See directions to William Salt Library from Google Maps.