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Barnard Castle Library

Find out about the opening times, activities and services available at Barnard Castle library.

Opening hours

  • Monday - 10.00am to 7.00pm
  • Tuesday - 10.00am to 7.00pm
  • Wednesday - 10.00am to 6.00pm
  • Thursday - closed
  • Friday - 10.00am to 5.00pm (closed from 12.45pm on Friday 23 December)
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday - closed

What's available?

  • browsing 
  • computer access 
  • self-service photocopying and printing
  • book request service
  • inter library loans
  • study tables

Events and Activities

Pre School story time

Day: Monday

Time: 10.15am to 10.45am

Frequency: Term time only

Toddler story time

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10.00am to 10.30am

Frequency: Term time only

Adult reading group

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

Frequency: First Tuesday in month

Craft Group

Day: Wednesday

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Frequency: Weekly

Story Share

Day: Monday

Time: 3.45pm to 4.30pm

Frequency: Term time only

How to get there

Barnard Castle Library is located at the back of The Witham building and to the left via Hall Street.

The main bus stops are in Galgate and the Market Place. There is a large pay and display car park at Morrisons supermarket and additional on-street parking in the Market Place and surrounding streets.

Cycle parking facilities - four cycle parking facilities are available.

The main access to the Library is through the gates at the bottom of the Durham County Council car park, adjacent to Morrison's supermarket. The gates are at the bottom of the car park and to the left of the entrance way to Star Yard. The main entrance to the library is at the end of the short path and to the left of the Witham buildings, on Hall Street. 

A second entrance can be found on George Street to the rear of the library building. This entrance has four steps and is not fully accessible. From the main Witham entrance on Horsemarket go through Star Yard and turn right into the gates.

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Contact us
Barnard Castle Library
03000 263 409
Our address is:
  • 2 Hall Street
  • Barnard Castle
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL12 8JB