Our libraries are welcoming spaces where you can meet with others, relax with a book, use the computer and Wi-Fi, access online resources such as digital newspapers, find information and attend an event or activity.
If you’re not already a member, or know somebody who could benefit from these services, follow this link to join. It's easy and it's free.
Facebook groups and activities
The Libraries Team continue to provide regular groups and activities via Facebook.
Do keep in touch by following on Facebook and/or Twitter @StaffsLibraries where the services are posting information, advice and sharing what else is going on in the world of libraries!
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How do I join my local library?
It’s free to join and borrow books from your library.
The quickest and easiest way is to apply online.
Alternatively you can join at your local library by going to the main desk.
What else is available at my local library?
Each library has slightly different services and facilities, but most will have:
- Free wi-fi
- Free PC access
- Local studies
- Meeting rooms
The above are just a few examples of what you will find at the library, but there is lots more on offer. Please see your local library page for more infomration.
Need help with IT or to get online?
Your local libaray can offer drop-in sessions where you can meet an IT Buddy
1-2-1 sessions are usually also available but must be booked in advance
No booking required for drop-in sessions.
Every library and travelling library has computers available for free use. You can use the library computers to access the internet, email accounts and to use our installed programs.
If you're just starting out, there are many ways libraries can help:
Staffordshire Community Learning Service also run beginner and follow-on computer classes in many libraries.
Why not recommend Staffordshire Connects to your family and friends as a great website to use online and take a look at!
What activities and groups are available at my local library?
All of the libraries usually offer different types of activities and groups ranging from knit and natter clubs, coffee mornings, reading groups, art classes, carers groups, friendship groups and much, much more.
Search for your local library here on Staffordshire Connects and take a look at their website or Facebook pages for details of what they provide and when.
Some of the activities and events are also listed in our library events section.
The Libraries Team are now providing regular groups and activities via Facebook.