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Belhus library, part of South Ockendon Centre, is open from Monday 6 July. The opening hours will be 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am -1pm on Saturday. Other libraries remain closed until further notice. You can access newspapers and magazines, get e-books and e-audio and take part in job club sessions online.
Go to our coronavirus (COVID-19) safety page for information on visiting re-opened libraries and items due for return. Items due between 1 January and 31 July have had their loan dates extended automatically to 1 September. Please do not put borrowed items in library book drops or letterboxes.
Stanford-le-Hope Library was purpose built in 1958 and holds over 8,000 books plus videos. There is 1 public toilet with access for disabled people.
Stanford-le-Hope has a literary past with the author Joseph Conrad having been a resident at the turn of the last century.