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Durham County Council

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Lanchester Library


Lanchester Library is situated on the corner of Front Street and Newbiggen Lane, opposite the community centre.

Lanchester 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.

Due to popular demand for our current Monday Book Group, we will be hosting a second Book Group in 2017. This new monthly group will take place from Thursday 19 January at 5.30pm to 6.30pm. The first book we will be reviewing is The Dandelion Years by Erica James.  Places are limited so please visit the library in December to pick up your book or contact us for more information.

How to get there

If you are travelling by bus, the X31 (to Newcastle via Annfield Plain and Stanley) stops just outside the library. Service 15 (to Consett and Durham) stops opposite the library. There are public parking spaces nearby on Front Street and a free car park on Newbiggen Lane.

Cycle parking facilities - there are currently no cycle parking facilities 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
  • free Wi-Fi
  • internet and email facilities
  • public access computers
  • information leaflets
  • HealthZones

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

Facilities, groups and training

  • children's activities
  • display space
  • creative writing group
  • books on wheels service
  • junior chatterbooks group
  • adult reading group
  • Investing in Children group
  • under 5s storytime
  • photocopier