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Annfield Plain Library

Annfield Plain Library celebrated its centenary in December 2008 and is County Durham's only Carnegie library. (A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.)

Annfield Plain Library

Situated next to Catchgate Methodist Church, on the main road through Annfield Plain and Catchgate, it offers a wide variety of services, events and facilities for you and your family to enjoy. The library is accessible to all, and supernova screen-reading software and a large keyboard are available.

Opening hours

  • Monday: 10.00am - 7.00pm
  • Tuesday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Public holidays: closed

For unexpected closures, please see our disruptions, closures and warnings page.

How to get there

There is a bus stop directly outside the library. Parking is available at the side of the building.

Cycle parking facilities - there are none available at this library.

What's available?

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

  • Ancestry online
  • books, audiobooks and reference books
  • internet and email facilities
  • information leaflets
  • local history collection
  • microfiche readers and resources
  • newspapers
  • music scores
  • HealthZones

An access guide for this library is available at DisabledGo: Annfield Plain Library

Facilities, groups and training

  • children's activities
  • photocopier
  • computer courses
  • display cabinet (lockable) and display space
  • community room for hire
  • family history society
  • Women's Institute
  • Churches Together
  • Annfield Plain and District Naturalists
  • Derwentside Carers' Forum
  • University of 3rd Age (U3A).
  • Meeting room for hire