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Burton Library

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Open tomorrow 9am - 6pm
Burton Library
Riverside, Burton upon Trent
Staffordshire, DE14 1AH

Telephone: 0300 111 8000
Your call will be answered by Staffordshire County Council's Contact Centre staff who will be able to deal with your library enquiry.

Direct telephone: 01283 881208
Email: burton.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Car parking: Disabled car parking is available adjacent to library.

Facilities: Accessible toilet and baby changing facilities available. The entrance is accessible to all users and passenger lifts are available.
Opening TimesMonday9am - 6pmTuesday9am - 5pmWednesday9am - 5pmThursday9am - 7pmFriday9am - 5pmSaturday8:30am - 4:30pmSundayClosed
Bank Holidays

Burton Library set to undergo £1.3m refurb with extensive improvements

A £1.3million package of improvements at Burton library will see the transformation of space for people of all ages and various community groups.

An allocation of £265,000 was secured from the Government’s Libraries Improvement Fund with Staffordshire County Council investing the remainder. The funding will support the improvement of the library service in Burton with better space for enjoying books and many other social and learning activities. It follows investment at libraries in Lichfield, Tamworth, Stafford and Newcastle.

After engaging with library users, the Burton library team found that people would like to see space for cultural enrichment, a place where there are opportunities for creativity, learning and socialising and improved digital access.

The refurbishment will involve repurposing the ground floor of the library into a vibrant, multi-purpose, accessible and inclusive space. Find out more here. 


We secured the funding from the Library Improvement Fund Round 2 which needs to be spent within a certain period. In addition, we always said we would invest in and improve the library if it remained in its current location, following the Towns Fund proposals a couple of years ago.


We spoke to library users who told us how they would like to see the space transformed and how it should be inclusive and provide creative, learning and social space in years to come. The intention is to establish greater links with the wider community, such as schools, colleges, arts groups and care organisations.


It will take approximately 10 months to complete and while we will need to work out logistics, the building won’t be fully closed throughout the scheme and of course alternative provision will be in place.


It is planned that this will become part of the new children’s area.


We are working with the library design companies to create a more modern and flexible space. Plans will be shared at coffee drop-in sessions.

We will continue to offer all aspects of our current library offer from the reconfigured space.  There will be a maker space and we are consulting with groups to see what equipment they would like in the maker space.
The space will increase as we will offer the children’s area from the space that was occupied by the café.  We rotate all our library book stock to keep it refreshed.  We are able to monitor which books are borrowed and how frequently, so we are aware that we have books on our shelves that are not well used.  These books will be removed to make space for books that have a wider appeal.

The local studies collection is an important part of our library offer and the collection will remain.


Why visit Burton Library


Regular activities and events

There are lots more events on at all times - search our events calendar or visit Staffordshire Connects to find out more.

Autism friendly map

We like to make our libraries as friendly and accessible as possible. Our simple visual floorplans can be viewed on a mobile device or printed off to bring with you on your visit.

What you can do online



View directions to Burton Library through Google Maps.

Meeting room

  • Trent suite room 1 for up to 60 people (first floor with lift and stair access)
  • Trent suite room 2 for up to 40 people (first floor with lift and stair access)
  • Interview room for up to 5 people

Please Email: burton.library@staffordshire.gov.uk to book a room.


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