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Reference library

Whether you are a student, a business owner or interested in researching your family tree, our reference library has more than 150,000 items, including books, journals, electronic databases and resources available through our website.

When you visit our reference library you will have access to a large collection of encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other standard reference works where can can find information on subjects such as law, medicine, business, health and safety, patents, sciences, the arts and statistics.



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The reference library
Hull Culture & Leisure
Central Library
Albion Street
Hull
HU1 3TF

Tel: 01482 210 000
Text phone: 01482 300 349


Opening times

Monday
9.30am - 5pm

Tuesday
9.30am - 5pm

Wednesday
1 - 7.30pm (Learning Centre to close at 5pm)

Thursday
9.30am - 7.30pm (Learning Centre to close at 5pm)

Friday
9.30am - 1pm

Saturday
10am - 4pm


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