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Durham County Council

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Durham Clayport Library


Durham Clayport Library is situated in Millennium Place, just off Claypath and opposite the Gala Theatre in Durham City. The building is accessible for disabled visitors with public lifts, toilets and has a loop system installed.

Durham Clayport Library

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9.30am - 7.00pm 
  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 7.00pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 7.00pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 7.00pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 7.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday: closed
  • Bank holidays: closed

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

How to get there

There is a multi-storey car park within the Walkergate development that gives direct access to Millennium Place.

Cycle parking facilities - nine are 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. 

  • books and large print books
  • computers with internet and email facilities
  • HealthZones
  • maps
  • local/national newspapers
  • periodicals and magazines 
  • music scores
  • Ancestry online  
  • British Standards online 
  • Durham Record Database containing old photographs and maps
  • family history resources including the IGI, the GRO index of births, marriages and deaths 1837-2004
  • County Durham census records 1841-1901
  • GRO Index (St Catherine's House Index)
  • The Durham Advertiser 1814 to September 2001 (on microfilm) 
  • Durham Chronicle 1820-1951
  • local studies collection containing over 11,000 books, pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, periodicals, articles and ephemera
  • telephone and postcode directories
  • Which? online

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

Facilities, groups and training

  • study space 
  • Playstation 3
  • computer support, training and advice
  • scanner
  • photocopiers - black and white and colour
  • laminating
  • document binding
  • hot and cold drinks and biscuits for sale
  • display space
  • fax service
  • a range of events, activities and courses