Library Service

The Library Service provides a free and accessible gateway to knowledge and information, recreation and leisure, culture and enjoyment.

Online Library | Central (Crown Street) Library | Cockerton Library | Centre for Local Studies | Mobile Library | Membership

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Online Library [external link]

View the Online Library [external link] - request, reserve and renew books, as well as view our online resources. You can search our catalogue without being signed in. 

Crown Street Library

Central (Crown Street) Library [external link]

Crown Street Library [external link] houses the Central Lending Department, Reference Library and Centre for Local Studies. It is also home to the Crown Street Gallery, a gallery space championing innovative and exciting new artwork by local and regional artists, community groups and young people.

Crown Street, Darlington DL1 1ND

Telephone: 01325 462034
Fax: 01325 381556
crown.street.library@darlington.gov.uk

Opening times

Monday and Tuesday  9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Thursday 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Cockerton Library

Cockerton Library [external link]

Cockerton Library [external link] is very much part of the local community, with events for adults and children and access for people with disabilities.

The Green, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9AA

Telephone: 01325 461320
cockerton.library@darlington.gov.uk

Opening times

Monday: 9am-2pm
Tuesday: 2-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-1pm
Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 9am-2pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: Closed

Centre for Local Studies

Centre for Local Studies [external link]

The Centre for Local Studies [external link] is based at Crown Street Library and contains records, maps and local newspapers to help you trace your local and family history.

Telephone: 01325 349630
Fax: 01325 381556
local.studies@darlington.gov.uk

Opening times

Monday and Tuesday  9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Thursday 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Mobile Library

Mobile Library [external link]

Find out more about the Mobile Library [external link] and when it will be coming to your street.

Membership

Membership form for adults [pdf document]

Membership form for under eighteens [pdf document]

Once you have completed this form please bring it into one of our libraries with proof of identity and proof of address such as a utility bill. If you cannot prove your address we can offer an interim membership with limited borrowing.

If you wish to become a borrower and you are under 18 we also require the signature of a responsible adult.