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Durham County Council

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Seaham Library

Seaham Library is located in our new contact centre, just off Sophia Street in Seaham. We offer a range of services and facilities for you and your family to enjoy. The library is accessible to all.

Seaham Library

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9.30am - 7.00pm
  • Tuesday: 1.30pm - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 7.00pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 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 several bus stops within a short distance of the library. The Seaham Interchange is situated at Byron Place, a short walk from the library. Seaham Railway Station is within half a mile of the library.

Car parking facilities: there is free parking for up to 90 cars including disabled parking. There are electric charging points nearby.

Cycle parking facilities: 32 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.  

  • ancestry online 
  • books, audiobooks and reference books
  • e-books and e-magazines via Library Online
  • internet and email facilities
  • public access computers
  • Free access to
  • information leaflets
  • HealthZones 
  • local and national newspapers
  • language courses
  • music scores
  • census records 1841-1891 for the Seaham area
  • plasma information board

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

Facilities, groups and training

  • children's activities
  • display space
  • refreshments 
  • photocopier
  • scanning facilities
  • laminating (A4 and A3)
  • interactive whiteboard
  • Xbox
  • weekly storytime
  • Clippy mat club
  • family history group
  • junior games club
  • U3A reading group