Contact details

William Salt Library
Eastgate Street
ST16 2LZ

Phone: (+44) 01785-278372


Fax: (+44) 01785-278414

Opening Hours

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

Bank holiday closures 2017

Christmas Day: Tuesday 25 December 2018
Boxing Day: Wednesday 26 December 2018

Annual stock taking closure

The library will be closed for stock taking from Tuesday 11 December 2018 until Thursday 27 December 2018.


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

Obtaining a reader's ticket

Access & Facilities

Parking arrangements

There is no public car park at the Library. The nearest long-stay car park is off North Walls.

Registered disabled readers may be accommodated in the adjacent councillors' car park if advance notice is given.

Public transport
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.