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Durham County Council

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Thornley Library


Thornley Library is situated on the main road through Thornley near the Pit Wheel. The library has full disabled access and a computer with supernova screen-reading software, a large keyboard and trackerball are all available.

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 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.

How to get there

Bus stops are located close to the library, near the shops. Thornley Library has its own car park (please note the car park is closed outside library opening hours).

There are two cycle parking places at the 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
  • internet and email facilities
  • public access computers
  • information leaflets
  • HealthZones
  • local history collection
  • local newspaper
  • language courses
  • music scores

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

Facilities, groups and training

  • display space
  • children's activities
  • photocopier
  • coffee mornings
  • meeting room
  • song and rhyme time (Mondays 10.00am - 11.00am)
  • AgeUK craft group (Mondays 10.00am - 11.30am).