New App launched by Darlington Library

New App launched by Darlington Library
07 August 2020

It’s now even easier to keep up to date with news and events from Darlington Library with the launch of a new Library App.

The Library App, which can be downloaded and used for free, enables users to self-manage their account from home, check their loans and due date and renew their books. It also allows users to search the library catalogue from home and reserve books – all at the click of a button!

Councillor Andy Keir, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for local services, said:

“We are excited to offer customers this new method of keeping in touch with our services. The App is easy to download and use, and provides users with a simple platform to browse our large range of stock; both physical copies of books and our digital eBooks and eAudio books at the click of a button from the comfort of their own home.

“Reopening after coronavirus, we wanted to offer people more choice of how their can use their library services. As such we now offer free home deliveries to customers aged over 60, and we have Covid-secure policies operating in Darlington Library on Crown Street.

“The App offers yet another choice as users can now ‘borrow’ and ‘return’ books using their own device in our library. It also allows people to self-manage their library account from home, while our staff will be on hand in the library itself to help if anyone needs it.”

The App is currently available on Android devices and will shortly be available from Apple stores.

Darlington Library on Crown Street is now open for people to return their books and for quick pick borrowing, Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, while Cockerton Library is open at various times during the week for returns and ‘click and collect’ only.

A free delivery service is available for Darlington residents aged over 60 who are library members. If you would like to sign up for the delivery service please telephone 01325 349610 to join the scheme and receive a free delivery of books to borrow to your doorstep.

Other library users can also access a wide range of eBooks and eAudio books via Darlington Library’s online services. To find out more and for details of online events/activities log onto the website at: www2.darlington.gov.uk or download the Darlington Library App. You can also follow us on Facebook @DarlingtonLibraries or on Twitter @DarlLibs