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Durham County Council

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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.

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 Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. 

  • ancestry online 
  • books, audiobooks and reference books
  • free Wi-Fi
  • internet and email facilities
  • public access computers
  • information leaflets
  • HealthZones
  • local history collection
  • display space
  • language courses
  • music scores

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

Facilities, groups and training

  • reading group
  • housebound reader service
  • children's activities
  • photocopier
  • storytimes
  • scanner
  • colour printer