Libraries

Inside Crown Street Library

Inside Crown Street Library

Cockerton Library

Cockerton Library

Man in library

Man at Library

Bookstart

Bookstart at the Library

Crown Street Library

Crown Street Library

Cockerton Library sign

Cockerton Library sign

Local History

Local History

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

Online Library

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. 

Central (Crown Street) Library

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 exciting new artwork by local and regional artists.

Crown Street, Darlington DL1 1ND

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

Opening times

Monday and Tuesday: 9am-6pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm

Cockerton Library

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

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: 9am-6pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm

Mobile Library

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

Events

Find out more about events taking place at our libraries

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 do not have proof of address, we can offer an interim membership with limited borrowing.