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Shildon Library


Shildon Library is situated next door to Shildon Health Centre, opposite St John's Church and the town square. The library has services that are accessible to all members of the community.

Shildon Library will be closed from Friday 17 November to Tuesday 2 January for essential maintenance. Please see our Shildon Library closure page for further information.

Opening hours

  • Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday 10.00am - 7.00pm
  • 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 is a bus stop outside the library for all the main bus routes through Shildon. A large car park is available behind the library.

Cycle parking facilities - there are currently no cycle parking facilities 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 Encyclopedia 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
  • scanner
  • ancestry online

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

Regular activities

  • Reading Group - First Thursday of every month at 2.00pm
  • Toddler Time -  Every Tuesday at 10.00am. Please note this is term time only.
  • Get Creative -  Every Friday at 10.00am.
  • Discover Digital - Every Thursday 2.00pm - 4.00pm.
Contact us
Shildon Library
03000 269 526
Our address is:
  • Church Street
  • Shildon
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL4 1DU
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