From Thursday 5 November our libraries will be open for Select and Collect and we will maintain our home deliveries to those aged 60 and above.

To use our Select and Collect service please download the Darlington Library app or use the Renew/Sign in link at the top of this page (tap on menu if you are on a mobile device.) Login using your library card and PIN number, browse our extensive catalogue and reserve your chosen titles.

Once notified, you will be able to collect them from the identified library.

Should you be unable to go online or require further assistance please telephone us on 01325 349610.
Our hours for Select and Collect are:

Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

Cockerton Library:
Monday: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Tuesday: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Thursday: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Saturday: 1.00pm - 4.00pm


Will I be charged for overdue books?

No, there will be no charges for overdue books


Do you have computer access/printing facilities at the library?

No, we are unable to offer computer access/printing facilities in our libraries at this time.


Can I sign up for the home delivery service?

We are offering a home delivery service to residents of Darlington aged 60 and above. There is more information on our website about this service including how to sign up here.


 Are your public toilets open?

Our public toilets are closed at the moment, the nearest are in the Cornmill Centre.


Can I join the library online?

Yes, just complete the online form here and we will send you a library card number and PIN via email. You can use this number to sign up for our digital services such as e-Books.  


Can I use any of the Centre for Local Studies facilities at the moment?

The Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library is closed to the public at the moment, however we may be able to answer your query by email - our contact details are here. We are also offering free access to Ancestry and Find My Past to library members here


Are you able to take donations of books?

No, unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we are unable to take donations at this time.


How do I sign up for e-Books?

If you are not a library member please use the online form here to sign up for a membership. If you are already a member simply use your card number and PIN to sign up. Our digital reading page has more information.