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Chester Library

Chester Library

Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2EF

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 9am- 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am- 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 7pm
  • Friday: 9am- 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 4pm


Regular activities

The Word Thing at Chester Library

Please take a free word every month - it's yours to keep and use. All that we ask is that you show us what you do with it. It might inspire a poem, painting or song, a sculpture or even a play. Wherever 'The Word Thing' takes you, send us a postcard to display. Please pop in or contact the library to find out the word of the month and see what has been created.


  • Under 5s storytime: 11.15am - 11.45am, weekly
  • English conversation: 5.30pm - 6.30pm, fortnightly


  • Family History sessions
    10am - 12pm, drop in basis - help and support for those researching their family history, with guidance on the range of genealogical resources available.
  • Scrabble club: 10am - 12noon, fortnightly
  • Reading group: 1pm - 2pm, monthly


  • Under 5s rhymetime: 10.15am - 10.45am, weekly
  • Under 5s rhymetime: 11.15am - 11.45am, weekly
  • National Careers Service: 9.30am - 3pm


  • Work Zone online basics
    9.30am - 12.30pm, weekly
    Basic computer IT tuition for job seekers.
  • Audio book club for blind and partially sighted people
    10.30am - 11.30am, monthly (excluding July and December)
  • Arthritis care drop in
    10am - 12pm, third Thursday of the month. For anyone with arthritis related conditions, their families, friends and carers. Information is provided about the condition, with self-help tips on ways to live with arthritis and what support is available.  


  • Work Club
    9.30am - 4.30pm, weekly
    Drop in to the work club (run by Chester Work Zone) and get support and advice on C.V.s, interview techniques, online job searching, vocational qualifications as well as links to employers.
  • Under 1s rhymetime
    11.15am-11.45am, weekly in term time, for library members. Booking a place is essential, due to limited space, and can be made from the Monday for the following Friday. Please contact the library on 01244 977380 or email:
  • Relish wellbeing reading group
    2-3.30pm, weekly, join a sociable group, to read and talk - no home reading required.


  • Crochet and knitting club: 1pm - 3pm, monthly.
  • Science fiction and fantasy readers group: 2pm - 3.30pm, monthly.

Where is the library? How do I get there?


Directions: Chester Library is situated in the heart of the City of Chester on Northgate Street. It can be found close to the Town Hall, market and the cathedral.

Public transport: Chester is easily reached by bus, train or car. The library is adjacent to the Chester Bus Exchange.

Please visit the Bus Service Timetables directory to view bus timetables or plan your journey with Transport Direct. You can also call Cheshire Traveline on 0845 140 2666, 8am - 8pm, for further information.

Parking: The library is within walking distance of several car parks.

Disabled parking: Disabled parking for blue disabled badge holders is available on nearby St. Werburgh Street.

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