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Chester-le-Street Library


Chester-le-Street Library is a busy town centre library with a strong sense of community. It is situated on the corner of Station Road and Front Street next to the Lambton Arms pub. The library is accessible for people with disabilities.

Opening hours

  • Monday: 10.00am - 7.00pm
  • Tuesday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 10.00am - 7.00pm
  • Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • 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

There are regular bus services to and from a stop outside Lloyds TSB bank, which is the nearest to the library. There are also plenty of town centre car parks close by.

Cycle parking facilities - there are currently 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 Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. 

  • ancestry online 
  • books, audiobooks and reference books
  • CDs and DVDs
  • internet and email facilities
  • information leaflets
  • HealthZones
  • newspapers
  • language courses
  • music scores
  • public access computers

An access guide for this library is available at DisabledGo: Chester-le-Street Library

Facilities, groups and training

  • photocopier
  • children's activities
  • exhibition room for hire
  • talks
  • meeting room
  • reading groups
  • Books on Wheels service