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Dudley Library

Ground floor of Dudley Library

We are based in the centre of Dudley, close to Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, and Dudley Town Hall. 


St James's Road
West Midlands
DY1 1HR 

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Telephone Numbers:

  • Lending, Music & Film, Children's:  01384 815560 or 01384 815556 
  • Information Services & Computers:  01384 815557 or 01384 815558 
  • Email: Online Contact Form

Opening Times

  • Monday: 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 7pm
  • Friday: 9am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 2pm 
What's available?

We stock a wide range of books in a variety of formats (including playaway).  We also stock a range of DVDs and CDs, as well as providing newspapers and magazines.

What can I do?

Join a Reading group.  These are friendly and popular groups and new members are always welcome.

  • Dudley Reading group: 1st Wednesday of the month: 12pm to 1pm

  • Crime Reading Group: 2nd Sunday of the month: 11am to 12pm

  • LGBT reading group: 1st Friday of the month: 12pm to 1pm

  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Reading group: Last Wednesday of the month: 6pm to 6.45pm

  • Film reading group: 3rd Sunday of the month: 12pm to 1.30pm 

  • Castle Writers Group: every Thursday from 10am to 12pm

Creative writing: 4th Sunday of the month from 11am to 12pm. Friendly and fun!

Time Travel: Go back in time by attending a Local History Talk

Use a computer:  You can check your email, type a document, and we also have a wifi access. We also provide IT tasters which can be booked in advance:

  • Regular taster sessions during the week/weekends: Contact the library for more information.

  • Sunday once every four weeks 

Talk to your councillor: Find out who your local councillor is and where and when they hold surgeries.

Job Club: Get help with all aspects of job search : Every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm

Research Family History: Our staff can help you to find resources to help you.  Did you know we provide FREE access to ancestry.com within the library?  Sometimes introductory sessions are held in libraries on using ancestry.com.  These will always be advertised on our events page.

For Children, Young People and Families

childrens area

 Rattle and Rhyme: A very popular activity every week during term time. 

  • Wednesday: 2pm to 2.45pm

  • Thursday: 10.30am to 11.15am

  • Sunday (monthly) 11.15 to 11.45am 

We also have:

  • Saturday family story time: 1st Saturday of the month: 2.15pm

  • Sunday story time & crafts: 3rd Sunday of each month: 11.00am to 12.00pm

  • Chatterbooks:  Tuesdays monthly - 3.15pm to 4.45pm

There are many events and activities for children that happen throughout the year.  See the main events page or browse through the children and young people page.