Reference and Information Library
Welcome to the Reference and Information Service
You can find the Reference and Information Service on the 1st floor of the Central Library on York Road.
Telephone: (01429) 242909
Address: 1st Floor, Central Library, 124 York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE
We are open 6 days a week
Monday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Friday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Ask A Question
Need help looking for information? Whether you need the latest bus or train timetable, if you are researching your family history or need help with your homework, we are happy to help you find the answers your questions.
Who uses the Reference Library?
- People who need information (about anything!)
- People tracing their family history
- People interested in local history
- People who need access to computers and the internet
- Students of all ages
- People who are stuck on a crossword clue.
Our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL
You don't even need to be a member of the library, unless you want to use the computers.
If you need help, the staff will do everything they can to find the information you need, and you only pay for things like photocopies and computer prints. We treat all enquiries confidentially.
Family and Local History
For more information about our collections, visit the Family and Local History page »
Tracing Your Ancestors
We hold a weekly drop-in session to help you with researching your family tree. It is every Wednesday morning from 10.00am to 12.00noon and is free of charge. Contact the Reference Library on (01429) 242909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , or just come along.
You can also research your family history with websites 'Ancestry.com' and 'Find My Past', available from our computers in your local library.
Online Reference Library
You do not need to visit the library to find help with your research or study. We have a number of online information resources that you can access from home, with your library card.
Information resources you can find in the Online Reference Library include:
- Oxford English Dictionary
- Theory Test Pro
You might also be interested in...
We have put together a list of websites that you may find useful. Topics include travel timetables, money matters and links to your local services. You can be sure that the sites in our Information Directory are reputable, so the information you get from them should be accurate and up-to-date.
Contact the Reference Library
The Reference Library is located in the Central Library on the 1st floor
Address: 124 York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE
Tel: (01429) 242909
Fax: (01429) 283400
Telephone: 01429 266522