Opening hours
Day Opening hours
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 3pm
Sunday Closed

Telephone 0300 555 8171 for Stratford-upon-Avon Library information. Phone lines are open:

  • Monday to Friday - 8am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday - 9am to 1pm

All County Council managed libraries are closed on bank holidays and the preceding Sunday.

Location

12 Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6PZ

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What we offer
Children’s and young adult groups and activities
  • Rhyme Time: Babies from birth – songs and rhymes for new-born and young babies with their parents and carers.  Ideal for babies not yet moving around.  Wednesdays  11:00 – 11:30.
  • Rhyme Time – songs and rhymes for 0-2 year olds and parents and carers.  Tuesdays, 11:00 – 11.30.
  • Story Stomp – fun session for 2-4 year olds and their parents and carers to follow on from Rhyme Time.  Fridays, 11:00 – 11:30.
  • Lego Club – imaginative, creative Lego sessions for primary school aged children.  Twice a month, on the second and fourth Saturdays, 11:00 – 12:00. Book with Eventbrite.
Other groups and activities
  • Craft Club – bring your own craft projects, share ideas and find inspiration.  Thursdays 13:00 – 14:30.
  • Family history help sessions – Tuesdays, 10:00 – 12:00.
  • Shakespeare for All –  join experts from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as they read through Shakespeare’s Complete Works.  Turn up and read, or simply to sit back and listen. Free of charge but spaces are limited so places are available on a first come first served basis.  www.shakespeare.org.uk for a full schedule of dates and works.  First Saturday of the month, 11.00 – 13.30.
  • Silver Surfers – free computer and tablet help sessions for people aged 50 plus.  Mondays, 13:00 – 15:00 and Wednesdays, 10:30 – 12:30.  Drop-in; no need to book.
  • Stratford Family History Group.  First Friday of the month, 10.30 – 12.00.
  • Stratford Library Reading Group.  Second Thursday of the month, 15:00 – 16:00. New members welcome.

Registration service

Register a birth or death

Appointments are available Monday-Friday 9am – 4pm. Please book in advance:

Notice of marriage

Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 4pm.

Please book in advance by telephone: 01926 413724. Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm.

Warwickshire Direct services

Warwickshire Direct outlets are located within communities, often located with other services, where Warwickshire residents can speak to customer service advisors in person. Customer service advisors are specially trained in the wide range of services on offer and will try to resolve your query. This means that your council business can be dealt with in one place.

Safe Place

Stratford Library is a Safe Place where you can go to get help if you feel unsafe or at risk when you are out and about.

We will help you contact your support worker, family member, carer or the police. You will know it’s a Safe Place as it will have a sticker in the window.

For more information visit the Safe Places page.

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