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Durham County Council

See what's on in our libraries over the summer holidays or sign your child up for our summer reading challenge.

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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, 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
  • fax
  • scanner
  • ancestry online
  • study areas

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

Regular activities

  • Reading Group - Last Tuesday, 3.00pm - 4.00pm and first Wednesday, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, of every month. 
  • Toddler Time - Every Wednesday, 11.00am - 11.30am and every Friday, 10.30am - 11.00am
  • Get Creative - Every Thursday 2.00pm - 3.30pm
  • Discover Digital - Every fourth Tuesday of every month, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

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