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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 3.00pm on Friday 31 March until 8.00am Monday 3 April 2023: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bishop Auckland Library

Find out about the opening times, activities and services available at Bishop Auckland library.

Opening hours

  • Monday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Tuesday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Wednesday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Thursday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Friday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Saturday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Sunday - closed

What's available?

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

Events and Activities

Little Read: Polonius the Pit Pony

Saturday 25 February, 11.00am to 12.00pm

Join writer Christina Castling for an interactive, free family reading workshop, exploring the themes of Durham Book Festival's gorgeous Little Read, 'Polonius the Pit Pony' by Richard O'Neill, illustrated by Feronia Parker-Thomas.

When Polonius the Pit Pony escapes from the coal mine he's worked in all his life, he joins a family of Travellers. Although he enjoys the freedom and the fresh air that their lifestyle offers, he wishes he could give something to the family in return. When the chance arrives for him to do something to help, Polonius uses his skills to save the day.

This fun, free, and interactive session is aimed at children aged between 4 and 9, and their parent or carer. Drop-in on the day or reserve your place in person at Bishop Auckland library. 

This workshop is supported by the Bishop Line and the Community Rail Partnership.

Reading Group

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Frequency: Second Tuesday in month

How to get there

The library is in the Bishop Auckland Town Hall building:

Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7NP

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Contact us
Bishop Auckland Library
03000 267 640
Our address is:
  • Bishop Auckland Town Hall
  • Market Place
  • Bishop Auckland
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL14 7NP
03000 604 960