New Books New Books

Check the Books and Reading page for lists of new books recently added to stock

What were our most popular books? What were our most popular books?

See the lists our our most issued books of the last 12 months on the Books and Reading page.             

Please note that the library system will be offline for essential maintenance on 12/08/2014 from 06:00am until 10:00am. During this time, you will only be able to access your account using your Library card and pin number and not your Arena username to renew/reserve any items. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Welcome to Darlington Libraries Welcome to Darlington Libraries

Housed in a beautiful Grade II listed building in the town Centre, a small but interestingly shaped branch at Cockerton and a state-of-the-art Mobile, we aim to provide the best in books, information, research and ICT facilities to the people of Darlington and the surrounding areas.

The library is, of course, free to join, for everyone. Bring your children or grandchildren along for exciting books, storytimes and rhymetimes. Browse through our thousands of books on every imaginable subject, research your family tree, or the history of your house. Try using the internet, join a GEM session, a reading group, or just sit in comfort to read the daily paper. Look at the latest exhibition in our Art Gallery or search for somewhere nice to go at the weekend.

We have something for everyone and a welcome for all.

Click here to see our Customer Charter 

For opening hours and further details please click on the photos below to see what each of our libraries has to offer.

Crown Street Crown Street

Boy reading in a library

Mobile Mobile

 Mobile library

Cockerton Cockerton
Cockerton library
Local Local

Crown library

Account
Our Mobile App Our Mobile App

Now you can use the catalogue on the move with our new app

Download the app below!

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