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Our online benefit claim and calculator will not be available between 7.00pm on Friday 21 January and 9.00pm on Saturday 22 January due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Health Secretary has set out the next steps in the fight against Coronavirus. See the press conference at Youtube: Coronavirus press conference (19 January 2022).

In line the Government's 'Plan B' to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus, face coverings must be worn by staff and users in your local library. Exemptions include anyone with a health condition or disability, and those under the age of 11. Face coverings may only be removed while eating.

We want your views on what your need from County Durham libraries and how library services should be delivered in the future - see Durham Libraries For You: get involved .

Find a library


We have 39 libraries throughout County Durham. Use our postcode lookup to see where your nearest is. The links on this page provide their addresses, contact details, opening hours and the services they offer.

Use our postcode lookup to find your nearest libraries, or see our A to Z of libraries.

A to Z of libraries

Online services

If you would like to browse the library catalogue, request an item or renew an item already on loan, please visit Library Online. This facility also offers members of our library service full and free access to a range of websites including Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford Music Online, Encyclopaedia Britannica Online and a range of over 120 emagazines.

Mobile libraries and services to your door

We have a mobile library service with easy access that stops in some villages and communities across County Durham. Visit Library Online to find where and when the mobile library stops. We also offer a range of Library services to your door.

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