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Durham County Council

Page location

Bowburn Library


The library is on the main street next to the community centre. It offers a range of services, events and facilities. The library is accessible and Supernova screen reading software and a large keyboard are available for people who are visually impaired.

Bowburn Library

Opening hours

  • Monday: 2.00pm - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday: 2.00pm - 5.30pm
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday: closed
  • Public holidays: closed

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

How to get there

The nearest bus stop is across the main road and past the set of traffic lights.

Cycle parking facilities - four are available at this library.

There is a car park to the rear of the library and more parking at the nearby community centre.

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 Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.  

The library is accessible, has Supernova screen reading software and a large keyboard is available on request.

  • ancestry online 
  • books and reference books
  • internet and email facilities
  • information leaflets
  • HealthZones
  • local history collection
  • newspaper
  • language courses
  • music scores

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

Facilities, groups and training

  • children's activities
  • display space
  • photocopier
  • scanner
  • talks