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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.)

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.  

  • books, including large print and picture books, audiobooks and reference books
  • HealthZones
  • information leaflets
  • language courses
  • music scores
  • newspapers
  • public access computers with internet, word processing and other Office packages facilities.
  • Wi-fi (free)
  • colour photocopier
  • colour printer
  • scanner
  • ancestry online
  • study area
  • community room for hire
  • microfiche reader and resources

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

Regular activities 

  • Reading Group - second Thursday of every month, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Toddler Time - Last Tuesday of every month, 11.15am - 11.45am
  • Get Creative - First Tuesday of every month, 10.00am - 11.00am

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
  • University of 3rd Age (U3A).
  • Meeting room for hire
Contact us
  • Annfield Plain Library
  • 03000 269 511
  • Our address is:
    • North Road
    • Annfield Plain
    • Stanley
    • County Durham
    • United Kingdom
    • DH9 8EZ
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