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The following systems will be unavailable from 2.00pm on Thursday 29 February until 7.30am on Tuesday 5 March: our online Council Tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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