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                                      DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS | Cockerton Library will be open for Book Returns Only - Tuesday 28 July | 2 - 4pm -- Wednesday 29 July | 9 - 11am -- Friday 30 July | 9am - 2pm -- Saturday 31 July | 1 - 4pm For Book Returns and Borrowing, please visit Darlington Library Mon - Sat | 10am - 4pm




Service Update - Updated 10th July 2020 10am 


Darlington Library, is open for customers to return their books and for 
Quick Pick Book Borrowing only 

Monday to Saturday
10.00am - 4.00pm




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

Dates will be announced


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 (launching soon). Staff will be on hand to assist.
  • If you place any reservations, your requested item may not be available straight away. Please await notification that your item is ready to collect, to avoid disappointment, before visiting us.
  • 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




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.

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