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Chester Library at Storyhouse

To ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone we are recommending the wearing of face coverings and are still maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene. 

Our order and collect service is still available from selected libraries libraries and we have a wide range of eBooks, audio downloads, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eResources free of charge.

Our libraries are now fine-free for children aged 0 to 12 years so they will no longer be charged for any overdue items. Any pre-existing late charges have been removed from their accounts.

Chester library at Storyhouse

Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

Opening hours

  • Monday - Saturday: 8:30am - 7pm
  • Sunday: 9:30am - 6pm


Storyhouse will provide access to computers, printing, scanning and copying facilities.

Regular activities


  • Family history buddy: Tuesday, 10am – 12pm. Our volunteers will be available in the library to help you to get started on finding out about your family history and answer any queries that you may have
  • Young readers: 5pm – 6pm, weekly. Chat about all things book-related and contribute to the development of the young adult section of the library, there are no set reading or assignments, just come along and share your thoughts


  • Not a reading group: 11am – 12pm, face to face session held every four weeks in The Kitchen. There’s no required reading, just friendly discussions about books that we’ve read, those that we’ve enjoyed, those that we would recommend and those we are looking forward to reading.


  • Children’s crafts: 11am – 4pm, weekly. Come and be creative, with lots of new craft ideas to try out


  • Children’s crafts: 11am – 4pm, weekly. Come and be creative, with lots of new craft ideas to try out

Details about our Rhymetime sessions can be found on the Storyhouse website. These sessions take place in The Den or The Kitchen but will need to be booked in advance.

Online groups and activities

We are now offering regular online activities, which are available via Zoom (details can be requested using our enquiry form). These activities include:

  • Craft and chat group
  • Not a reading group
  • Zoom book club
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