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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 fully accessible to our customers and our computers have accessibility features available on them.

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

Regular activities 

  • Reading Group - Second Thursday of every month, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Toddler Time - Every Tuesday, 11.15am - 11.45am
  • Get Creative - Fortnightly on a Tuesday, 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)
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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