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IMPORTANT LIBRARY SERVICE INFORMATION 

Service Update - Updated 10th July 2020 10am 

 

Darlington Library, Crown Street, will open for customers to return their books and for 
Quick Pick Book Borrowing only  from 

Monday 13th of July

Monday to Saturday
10.00am - 4.00pm

 

 

 

Cockerton Library will be open at various times during the week for customers to return books and for
Click and Collect.

 

 

 

 

A few key points for customers to note:

  • We thank customers for keeping our books safe at home and we remind you that there are no fines being incurred and there is no rush to return them.
  • Customers will be asked to queue at the central doors on Crown Street and await the invite from staff to enter via the steps or lift access.
  • All customers will be asked to sanitise their hands, maintain a 2-metre distance to other customers and staff and to browse responsibly.
  • Customers can check books in and out using our self-service machines or the Library App. Staff will be on hand to assist.
  • There will be no public toilets on site – Please use the toilets in the Dolphin Centre.
  • There will be no access to computers, reference materials, newspapers, The Locals Studies Department or the Art Gallery and the number of customers permitted to browse the library at one time will be limited.
  • Any changes to service delivery will be communicated in due course.

 

 

Library App Coming Soon

 

 

 

 

 

Our Online Library is still available to all members and can be easily accessed from home.

We stock a large range of eBooks, eAudio and digital magazines and comics as well as online newspapers and learning resources.

You will need your library card number and your PIN which is the last 4 characters of your postcode (CAPS LOCK ON).

 

 

Our Online Library is still available to all members and can be easily accessed from home.

We stock a large range of eBooks, eAudio and digital magazines and comics as well as online newspapers and learning resources.

You will need your library card number and your PIN which is the last 4 characters of your postcode (CAPS LOCK ON).

 
 

Our Digital Services

 
 

 

We will continue to offer free home deliveries to Darlington residents aged 60+.

Please ring 01325 349610 to enquire.

 

 

 

 

We are really looking forward to welcoming customers back to the library.

We hope by opening Darlington Library for browsing, Cockerton Library for click and collect, and offering free home deliveries for over 60's we are providing a good selection of options for all our customers whether they want to choose books themselves or would rather keep safe at home.

The safety of our customers is paramount and customers can be reassured that Darlington Libraries are Covid-Secure.

 

IMPORTANT LIBRARY SERVICE INFORMATION 

Service Update - Updated 07th July 2020 2.15pm 

 

Although the Government have said that Libraries can reopen from the 4th July, please bear with us a little longer.

(PLEASE SEE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOVE)

 

•Phone lines are open for the following enquires only: Home Library Delivery Service.

 

•Please do not try to return your library books/resources; keep them safe at home until we reopen.
Library books/resources do not need to be renewed whilst we are closed; no fines will be applied.

 

•All events and activities are cancelled until further notice, however we have online activities going on over on our Bookstart in Darlington Facebook page.

 

•We have a whole range of online services available for you to access via our website for existing Library Members??

 

•Not a Member already? No Problem. You can apply for a digital membership to gain access to all our digital content whilst our libraries are closed via our website, look for the 'Join the library here' link at the top of this page.

 

•We are also to be able to offer FREE online access to Ancestry for library members. For further information please click here.

•Updates regarding all other council services can be found on the Darlington Borough Council website.

 

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