We use cookies on this site We and our partners use cookies and collect information from your browser. This lets us deliver content and relevant adverts to you. It also helps us to understand our audience better. See our privacy policy to learn more about how we manage your data and your rights. See our cookies policy to see how we use cookies and tracking technology. To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button.
Homepage > Heritage and archives > William Salt library > Planning a visit and contact

Related content  


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: 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.

There are no results that match your search criteria