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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Barnard Castle Library


Find out about the opening times, activities and services available at Barnard Castle library.

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This library is currently open for our Pick and Collect service only.

This library is open for our Pick and Collect service at the following times:

Monday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday - closed
Friday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday - closed

You must observe social distancing when collecting your books.

Fines and request fees will not be charged while this is in place.

If you are a library member, you can also borrow ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics free of charge.

See our libraries YouTube playlist with regular content and information.

How to get there

Barnard Castle Library is located at the back of The Witham building and to the left via Hall Street.

The main bus stops are in Galgate and the Market Place. There is a large pay and display car park at Morrisons supermarket and additional on-street parking in the Market Place and surrounding streets.

Cycle parking facilities - four cycle parking facilities are available.

The main access to the Library is through the gates at the bottom of the Durham County Council car park, adjacent to Morrison's supermarket. The gates are at the bottom of the car park and to the left of the entrance way to Star Yard. The main entrance to the library is at the end of the short path and to the left of the Witham buildings, on Hall Street. 

A second entrance can be found on George Street to the rear of the library building. This entrance has four steps and is not fully accessible. From the main Witham entrance on Horsemarket go through Star Yard and turn right into the gates.

Contact us
Barnard Castle Library
03000 263 409
Our address is:
  • 2 Hall Street
  • Barnard Castle
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL12 8JB
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