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Planning a visit and contact

William Salt Library
Eastgate Street
ST16 2LZ


Phone: 01785 278372

Email: william.salt.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Fax: 01785 278414

Opening hours

Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 4pm

Please note: These opening hours will be subject to review by the William Salt Library Trust as alternative proposals for the library are developed.

Bank holiday closures 2020

New Year's Day: Wednesday 1 January 2019

Stocktaking closure 2020

The library will be closed for stocktaking from Tuesday 15 December 2020 until Tuesday 29 December 2020.


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.

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